Undirected graphs

This module implements functions and operations involving undirected graphs.

Algorithmically hard stuff

chromatic_index() Return the chromatic index of the graph.
chromatic_number() Returns the minimal number of colors needed to color the vertices of the graph \(G\).
chromatic_polynomial() Compute the chromatic polynomial of the graph G.
chromatic_quasisymmetric_function() Return the chromatic quasisymmetric function of self.
chromatic_symmetric_function() Return the chromatic symmetric function of self.
coloring() Returns the first (optimal) proper vertex-coloring found.
convexity_properties() Returns a ConvexityProperties object corresponding to self.
has_homomorphism_to() Checks whether there is a homomorphism between two graphs.
independent_set() Returns a maximum independent set.
independent_set_of_representatives() Returns an independent set of representatives.
is_perfect() Tests whether the graph is perfect.
matching_polynomial() Computes the matching polynomial of the graph \(G\).
minor() Returns the vertices of a minor isomorphic to \(H\) in the current graph.
pathwidth() Computes the pathwidth of self (and provides a decomposition)
rank_decomposition() Computes an optimal rank-decomposition of the given graph.
topological_minor() Returns a topological \(H\)-minor from self if one exists.
treewidth() Computes the tree-width of \(G\) (and provides a decomposition)
tutte_polynomial() Return the Tutte polynomial of the graph \(G\).
vertex_cover() Returns a minimum vertex cover of self represented by a set of vertices.

Basic methods

bipartite_color() Returns a dictionary with vertices as the keys and the color class as the values. Fails with an error if the graph is not bipartite.
bipartite_sets() Returns \((X,Y)\) where \(X\) and \(Y\) are the nodes in each bipartite set of graph \(G\). Fails with an error if graph is not bipartite.
graph6_string() Return the graph6 representation of the graph as an ASCII string.
is_directed() Since graph is undirected, returns False.
join() Returns the join of self and other.
sparse6_string() Returns the sparse6 representation of the graph as an ASCII string. Only valid for undirected graphs on 0 to 262143 vertices, but loops and multiple edges are permitted.
to_directed() Returns a directed version of the graph. A single edge becomes two edges, one in each direction.
to_undirected() Since the graph is already undirected, simply returns a copy of itself.
write_to_eps() Writes a plot of the graph to filename in eps format.

Clique-related methods

clique_complex() Returns the clique complex of self. This is the largest simplicial complex on the vertices of self whose 1-skeleton is self.
clique_maximum() Returns the vertex set of a maximal order complete subgraph.
clique_number() Returns the order of the largest clique of the graph (the clique number).
clique_polynomial() Returns the clique polynomial of self.
cliques_containing_vertex() Returns the cliques containing each vertex, represented as a dictionary of lists of lists, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single list if only one input vertex).
cliques_get_clique_bipartite() Returns a bipartite graph constructed such that maximal cliques are the right vertices and the left vertices are retained from the given graph. Right and left vertices are connected if the bottom vertex belongs to the clique represented by a top vertex.
cliques_get_max_clique_graph() Returns a graph constructed with maximal cliques as vertices, and edges between maximal cliques with common members in the original graph.
cliques_maximal() Returns the list of all maximal cliques, with each clique represented by a list of vertices. A clique is an induced complete subgraph, and a maximal clique is one not contained in a larger one.
cliques_maximum() Returns the vertex sets of ALL the maximum complete subgraphs.
cliques_number_of() Returns a dictionary of the number of maximal cliques containing each vertex, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single value if only one input vertex).
cliques_vertex_clique_number() Returns a dictionary of sizes of the largest maximal cliques containing each vertex, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single value if only one input vertex).

Connectivity, orientations, trees

bounded_outdegree_orientation() Computes an orientation of self such that every vertex \(v\) has out-degree less than \(b(v)\)
bridges() Returns a list of the bridges (or cut edges).
degree_constrained_subgraph() Returns a degree-constrained subgraph.
gomory_hu_tree() Returns a Gomory-Hu tree of self.
minimum_outdegree_orientation() Returns an orientation of self with the smallest possible maximum outdegree.
orientations() Return an iterator over orientations of self.
random_spanning_tree() Return a random spanning tree of the graph.
spanning_trees() Returns a list of all spanning trees.
strong_orientation() Returns a strongly connected orientation of the current graph.

Deprecated

to_partition() Return the partition of connected components of self.

Distances

centrality_degree() Returns the degree centrality of a vertex.

Graph properties

apex_vertices() Return the list of apex vertices.
is_apex() Test if the graph is apex.
is_arc_transitive() Returns true if self is an arc-transitive graph
is_biconnected() Test if the graph is biconnected.
is_bipartite() Returns True if graph \(G\) is bipartite, False if not.
is_block_graph() Return whether this graph is a block graph.
is_cactus() Check whether the graph is cactus graph.
is_cartesian_product() Tests whether the graph is a Cartesian product.
is_cograph() Check whether the graph is cograph.
is_distance_regular() Tests if the graph is distance-regular
is_edge_transitive() Returns true if self is an edge transitive graph.
is_even_hole_free() Tests whether self contains an induced even hole.
is_forest() Tests if the graph is a forest, i.e. a disjoint union of trees.
is_half_transitive() Returns true if self is a half-transitive graph.
is_line_graph() Tests wether the graph is a line graph.
is_long_antihole_free() Tests whether the given graph contains an induced subgraph that is isomorphic to the complement of a cycle of length at least 5.
is_long_hole_free() Tests whether g contains an induced cycle of length at least 5.
is_odd_hole_free() Tests whether self contains an induced odd hole.
is_overfull() Tests whether the current graph is overfull.
is_partial_cube() Test whether the given graph is a partial cube.
is_prime() Tests whether the current graph is prime.
is_semi_symmetric() Returns true if self is semi-symmetric.
is_split() Returns True if the graph is a Split graph, False otherwise.
is_strongly_regular() Tests whether self is strongly regular.
is_tree() Tests if the graph is a tree
is_triangle_free() Returns whether self is triangle-free
is_weakly_chordal() Tests whether the given graph is weakly chordal, i.e., the graph and its complement have no induced cycle of length at least 5.
odd_girth() Returns the odd girth of self.

Leftovers

cores() Returns the core number for each vertex in an ordered list.
fractional_chromatic_index() Return the fractional chromatic index of the graph.
has_perfect_matching() Return whether this graph has a perfect matching.
ihara_zeta_function_inverse() Compute the inverse of the Ihara zeta function of the graph.
kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial() Return the Kirchhoff-Symanzik polynomial of a graph.
lovasz_theta() Return the value of Lovász theta-function of graph
magnitude_function() Return the magnitude function of the graph as a rational function.
matching() Return a maximum weighted matching of the graph represented by the list of its edges.
maximum_average_degree() Returns the Maximum Average Degree (MAD) of the current graph.
modular_decomposition() Returns the modular decomposition of the current graph.
perfect_matchings() Return an iterator over all perfect matchings of the graph.
seidel_adjacency_matrix() Returns the Seidel adjacency matrix of self.
seidel_switching() Returns the Seidel switching of self w.r.t. subset of vertices s.
two_factor_petersen() Returns a decomposition of the graph into 2-factors.
twograph() Returns the two-graph of self

Orientations

strong_orientations_iterator() Returns an iterator over all strong orientations of a graph \(G\).

AUTHORS:

  • Robert L. Miller (2006-10-22): initial version
  • William Stein (2006-12-05): Editing
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-01-13): refactoring, adjusting for NetworkX-0.33, fixed plotting bugs (2007-01-23): basic tutorial, edge labels, loops, multiple edges and arcs (2007-02-07): graph6 and sparse6 formats, matrix input
  • Emily Kirkmann (2007-02-11): added graph_border option to plot and show
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-02-12): vertex color-maps, graph boundaries, graph6 helper functions in Cython
  • Robert L. Miller Sage Days 3 (2007-02-17-21): 3d plotting in Tachyon
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-02-25): display a partition
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-02-28): associate arbitrary objects to vertices, edge and arc label display (in 2d), edge coloring
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-03-21): Automorphism group, isomorphism check, canonical label
  • Robert L. Miller (2007-06-07-09): NetworkX function wrapping
  • Michael W. Hansen (2007-06-09): Topological sort generation
  • Emily Kirkman, Robert L. Miller Sage Days 4: Finished wrapping NetworkX
  • Emily Kirkman (2007-07-21): Genus (including circular planar, all embeddings and all planar embeddings), all paths, interior paths
  • Bobby Moretti (2007-08-12): fixed up plotting of graphs with edge colors differentiated by label
  • Jason Grout (2007-09-25): Added functions, bug fixes, and general enhancements
  • Robert L. Miller (Sage Days 7): Edge labeled graph isomorphism
  • Tom Boothby (Sage Days 7): Miscellaneous awesomeness
  • Tom Boothby (2008-01-09): Added graphviz output
  • David Joyner (2009-2): Fixed docstring bug related to GAP.
  • Stephen Hartke (2009-07-26): Fixed bug in blocks_and_cut_vertices() that caused an incorrect result when the vertex 0 was a cut vertex.
  • Stephen Hartke (2009-08-22): Fixed bug in blocks_and_cut_vertices() where the list of cut_vertices is not treated as a set.
  • Anders Jonsson (2009-10-10): Counting of spanning trees and out-trees added.
  • Nathann Cohen (2009-09) : Cliquer, Connectivity, Flows
    and everything that uses Linear Programming and class numerical.MIP
  • Nicolas M. Thiery (2010-02): graph layout code refactoring, dot2tex/graphviz interface
  • David Coudert (2012-04) : Reduction rules in vertex_cover.
  • Birk Eisermann (2012-06): added recognition of weakly chordal graphs and
    long-hole-free / long-antihole-free graphs
  • Alexandre P. Zuge (2013-07): added join operation.
  • Amritanshu Prasad (2014-08): added clique polynomial

Graph Format

Supported formats

Sage Graphs can be created from a wide range of inputs. A few examples are covered here.

  • NetworkX dictionary format:

    sage: d = {0: [1,4,5], 1: [2,6], 2: [3,7], 3: [4,8], 4: [9], \
          5: [7, 8], 6: [8,9], 7: [9]}
    sage: G = Graph(d); G
    Graph on 10 vertices
    sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
    
  • A NetworkX graph:

    sage: import networkx
    sage: K = networkx.complete_bipartite_graph(12,7)
    sage: G = Graph(K)
    sage: G.degree()
    [7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12]
    
  • graph6 or sparse6 format:

    sage: s = ':I`AKGsaOs`cI]Gb~'
    sage: G = Graph(s, sparse=True); G
    Looped multi-graph on 10 vertices
    sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
    

    Note that the \ character is an escape character in Python, and also a character used by graph6 strings:

    sage: G = Graph('Ihe\n@GUA')
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
    RuntimeError: The string (Ihe) seems corrupt: for n = 10, the string is too short.
    

    In Python, the escaped character \ is represented by \\:

    sage: G = Graph('Ihe\\[email protected]')
    sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
    
  • adjacency matrix: In an adjacency matrix, each column and each row represent a vertex. If a 1 shows up in row \(i\), column \(j\), there is an edge \((i,j)\).

    sage: M = Matrix([(0,1,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0),(1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0), \
    (0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0), (0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0),(1,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,1), \
    (1,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0), (0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1),(0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,0,1), \
    (0,0,0,1,0,1,1,0,0,0), (0,0,0,0,1,0,1,1,0,0)])
    sage: M
    [0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0]
    [1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
    [0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0]
    [0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0]
    [1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1]
    [1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0]
    [0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1]
    [0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]
    [0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0]
    [0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0]
    sage: G = Graph(M); G
    Graph on 10 vertices
    sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
    
  • incidence matrix: In an incidence matrix, each row represents a vertex and each column represents an edge.

    sage: M = Matrix([(-1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1, 0, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,-1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0),
    ....:             ( 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1,-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)])
    sage: M
    [-1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0 -1  0  0  0  0]
    [ 1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 -1  0  0  0]
    [ 0  1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 -1  0  0]
    [ 0  0  1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 -1  0]
    [ 0  0  0  1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 -1]
    [ 0  0  0  0  0 -1  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0]
    [ 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1 -1  0  0  1  0  0  0]
    [ 0  0  0  0  0  1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0]
    [ 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1 -1  0  0  0  1  0]
    [ 0  0  0  0  0  0  1 -1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1]
    sage: G = Graph(M); G
    Graph on 10 vertices
    sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
    sage: DiGraph(matrix(2,[0,0,-1,1]), format="incidence_matrix")
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
    ValueError: There must be two nonzero entries (-1 & 1) per column.
    
  • a list of edges:

    sage: g = Graph([(1,3),(3,8),(5,2)])
    sage: g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    
  • an igraph Graph:

    sage: import igraph                                # optional - python_igraph
    sage: g = Graph(igraph.Graph([(1,3),(3,2),(0,2)])) # optional - python_igraph
    sage: g                                            # optional - python_igraph
    Graph on 4 vertices
    

Generators

Use graphs(n) to iterate through all non-isomorphic graphs of given size:

sage: for g in graphs(4):
....:     print(g.spectrum())
[0, 0, 0, 0]
[1, 0, 0, -1]
[1.4142135623..., 0, 0, -1.4142135623...]
[2, 0, -1, -1]
[1.7320508075..., 0, 0, -1.7320508075...]
[1, 1, -1, -1]
[1.6180339887..., 0.6180339887..., -0.6180339887..., -1.6180339887...]
[2.1700864866..., 0.3111078174..., -1, -1.4811943040...]
[2, 0, 0, -2]
[2.5615528128..., 0, -1, -1.5615528128...]
[3, -1, -1, -1]

Similarly graphs() will iterate through all graphs. The complete graph of 4 vertices is of course the smallest graph with chromatic number bigger than three:

sage: for g in graphs():
....:     if g.chromatic_number() > 3:
....:         break
sage: g.is_isomorphic(graphs.CompleteGraph(4))
True

For some commonly used graphs to play with, type

sage: graphs.[tab]          # not tested

and hit {tab}. Most of these graphs come with their own custom plot, so you can see how people usually visualize these graphs.

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: G.plot().show()    # or G.show()
sage: G.degree_histogram()
[0, 0, 0, 10]
sage: G.adjacency_matrix()
[0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0]
[1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
[0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0]
[0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0]
[1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1]
[1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0]
[0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1]
[0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]
[0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0]
[0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0]
sage: S = G.subgraph([0,1,2,3])
sage: S.plot().show()    # or S.show()
sage: S.density()
1/2
sage: G = GraphQuery(display_cols=['graph6'], num_vertices=7, diameter=5)
sage: L = G.get_graphs_list()
sage: graphs_list.show_graphs(L)

Labels

Each vertex can have any hashable object as a label. These are things like strings, numbers, and tuples. Each edge is given a default label of None, but if specified, edges can have any label at all. Edges between vertices \(u\) and \(v\) are represented typically as (u, v, l), where l is the label for the edge.

Note that vertex labels themselves cannot be mutable items:

sage: M = Matrix( [[0,0],[0,0]] )
sage: G = Graph({ 0 : { M : None } })
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: mutable matrices are unhashable

However, if one wants to define a dictionary, with the same keys and arbitrary objects for entries, one can make that association:

sage: d = {0 : graphs.DodecahedralGraph(), 1 : graphs.FlowerSnark(), \
      2 : graphs.MoebiusKantorGraph(), 3 : graphs.PetersenGraph() }
sage: d[2]
Moebius-Kantor Graph: Graph on 16 vertices
sage: T = graphs.TetrahedralGraph()
sage: T.vertices()
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: T.set_vertices(d)
sage: T.get_vertex(1)
Flower Snark: Graph on 20 vertices

Database

There is a database available for searching for graphs that satisfy a certain set of parameters, including number of vertices and edges, density, maximum and minimum degree, diameter, radius, and connectivity. To see a list of all search parameter keywords broken down by their designated table names, type

sage: graph_db_info()
{...}

For more details on data types or keyword input, enter

sage: GraphQuery?    # not tested

The results of a query can be viewed with the show method, or can be viewed individually by iterating through the results:

sage: Q = GraphQuery(display_cols=['graph6'],num_vertices=7, diameter=5)
sage: Q.show()
Graph6
--------------------
F?`po
F?gqg
[email protected]?]O
[email protected]
[email protected]@o
FA_pW
FEOhW
FGC{o
FIAHo

Show each graph as you iterate through the results:

sage: for g in Q:
....:     show(g)

Visualization

To see a graph \(G\) you are working with, there are three main options. You can view the graph in two dimensions via matplotlib with show().

sage: G = graphs.RandomGNP(15,.3)
sage: G.show()

And you can view it in three dimensions via jmol with show3d().

sage: G.show3d()

Or it can be rendered with \(\LaTeX\). This requires the right additions to a standard \(\mbox{\rm\TeX}\) installation. Then standard Sage commands, such as view(G) will display the graph, or latex(G) will produce a string suitable for inclusion in a \(\LaTeX\) document. More details on this are at the sage.graphs.graph_latex module.

sage: from sage.graphs.graph_latex import check_tkz_graph
sage: check_tkz_graph()  # random - depends on TeX installation
sage: latex(G)
\begin{tikzpicture}
...
\end{tikzpicture}

Mutability

Graphs are mutable, and thus unusable as dictionary keys, unless data_structure="static_sparse" is used:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: {G:1}[G]
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: This graph is mutable, and thus not hashable. Create an immutable copy by `g.copy(immutable=True)`
sage: G_immutable = Graph(G, immutable=True)
sage: G_immutable == G
True
sage: {G_immutable:1}[G_immutable]
1

Methods

class sage.graphs.graph.Graph(data=None, pos=None, loops=None, format=None, weighted=None, implementation='c_graph', data_structure='sparse', vertex_labels=True, name=None, multiedges=None, convert_empty_dict_labels_to_None=None, sparse=True, immutable=False)

Bases: sage.graphs.generic_graph.GenericGraph

Undirected graph.

A graph is a set of vertices connected by edges. See also the Wikipedia article on graphs. For a collection of pre-defined graphs, see the graph_generators module.

A Graph object has many methods whose list can be obtained by typing g.<tab> (i.e. hit the ‘tab’ key) or by reading the documentation of graph, generic_graph, and digraph.

INPUT:

By default, a Graph object is simple (i.e. no loops nor multiple edges) and unweighted. This can be easily tuned with the appropriate flags (see below).

  • data – can be any of the following (see the format argument):
  1. Graph() – build a graph on 0 vertices.

  2. Graph(5) – return an edgeless graph on the 5 vertices 0,…,4.

  3. Graph([list_of_vertices,list_of_edges]) – returns a graph with given vertices/edges.

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph([V,E],format='vertices_and_edges').

  4. Graph(list_of_edges) – return a graph with a given list of edges (see documentation of add_edges()).

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph(L, format='list_of_edges').

  5. Graph({1:[2,3,4],3:[4]}) – return a graph by associating to each vertex the list of its neighbors.

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph(D, format='dict_of_lists').

  6. Graph({1: {2: 'a', 3:'b'} ,3:{2:'c'}}) – return a graph by associating a list of neighbors to each vertex and providing its edge label.

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph(D, format='dict_of_dicts').

    For graphs with multiple edges, you can provide a list of labels instead, e.g.: Graph({1: {2: ['a1', 'a2'], 3:['b']} ,3:{2:['c']}}).

  7. Graph(a_symmetric_matrix) – return a graph with given (weighted) adjacency matrix (see documentation of adjacency_matrix()).

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph(M, format='adjacency_matrix'). To take weights into account, use format='weighted_adjacency_matrix' instead.

  8. Graph(a_nonsymmetric_matrix) – return a graph with given incidence matrix (see documentation of incidence_matrix()).

    To bypass auto-detection, prefer the more explicit Graph(M, format='incidence_matrix').

  9. Graph([V, f]) – return a graph from a vertex set V and a symmetric function f. The graph contains an edge \(u,v\) whenever f(u,v) is True.. Example: Graph([ [1..10], lambda x,y: abs(x-y).is_square()])

  10. Graph(':I`ES@obGkqegW~') – return a graph from a graph6 or sparse6 string (see documentation of graph6_string() or sparse6_string()).

  11. Graph(a_seidel_matrix, format='seidel_adjacency_matrix') – return a graph with a given Seidel adjacency matrix (see documentation of seidel_adjacency_matrix()).

  12. Graph(another_graph) – return a graph from a Sage (di)graph, pygraphviz graph, NetworkX graph, or igraph graph.

  • pos - a positioning dictionary (cf. documentation of layout()). For example, to draw 4 vertices on a square:

    {0: [-1,-1],
     1: [ 1,-1],
     2: [ 1, 1],
     3: [-1, 1]}
    
  • name - (must be an explicitly named parameter, i.e., name="complete") gives the graph a name

  • loops - boolean, whether to allow loops (ignored if data is an instance of the Graph class)

  • multiedges - boolean, whether to allow multiple edges (ignored if data is an instance of the Graph class).

  • weighted - whether graph thinks of itself as weighted or not. See weighted().

  • format - if set to None (default), Graph tries to guess input’s format. To avoid this possibly time-consuming step, one of the following values can be specified (see description above): "int", "graph6", "sparse6", "rule", "list_of_edges", "dict_of_lists", "dict_of_dicts", "adjacency_matrix", "weighted_adjacency_matrix", "seidel_adjacency_matrix", "incidence_matrix", "NX", "igraph".

  • sparse (boolean) – sparse=True is an alias for data_structure="sparse", and sparse=False is an alias for data_structure="dense".

  • data_structure – one of the following (for more information, see overview)

    • "dense" – selects the dense_graph backend.
    • "sparse" – selects the sparse_graph backend.
    • "static_sparse" – selects the static_sparse_backend (this backend is faster than the sparse backend and smaller in memory, and it is immutable, so that the resulting graphs can be used as dictionary keys).
  • immutable (boolean) – whether to create a immutable graph. Note that immutable=True is actually a shortcut for data_structure='static_sparse'. Set to False by default.

  • vertex_labels - Whether to allow any object as a vertex (slower), or only the integers \(0,...,n-1\), where \(n\) is the number of vertices.

  • convert_empty_dict_labels_to_None - this arguments sets the default edge labels used by NetworkX (empty dictionaries) to be replaced by None, the default Sage edge label. It is set to True iff a NetworkX graph is on the input.

EXAMPLES:

We illustrate the first seven input formats (the other two involve packages that are currently not standard in Sage):

  1. An integer giving the number of vertices:

    sage: g = Graph(5); g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    sage: g.vertices()
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
    sage: g.edges()
    []
    
  2. A dictionary of dictionaries:

    sage: g = Graph({0:{1:'x',2:'z',3:'a'}, 2:{5:'out'}}); g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    

    The labels (‘x’, ‘z’, ‘a’, ‘out’) are labels for edges. For example, ‘out’ is the label for the edge on 2 and 5. Labels can be used as weights, if all the labels share some common parent.

    sage: a,b,c,d,e,f = sorted(SymmetricGroup(3))
    sage: Graph({b:{d:'c',e:'p'}, c:{d:'p',e:'c'}})
    Graph on 4 vertices
    
  3. A dictionary of lists:

    sage: g = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 2:[4]}); g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    
  4. A list of vertices and a function describing adjacencies. Note that the list of vertices and the function must be enclosed in a list (i.e., [list of vertices, function]).

    Construct the Paley graph over GF(13).

    sage: g=Graph([GF(13), lambda i,j: i!=j and (i-j).is_square()])
    sage: g.vertices()
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
    sage: g.adjacency_matrix()
    [0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1]
    [1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0]
    [0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1]
    [1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1]
    [1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0]
    [0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0]
    [0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0]
    [0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0]
    [0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1]
    [1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1]
    [1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0]
    [0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1]
    [1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0]
    

    Construct the line graph of a complete graph.

    sage: g=graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
    sage: line_graph=Graph([g.edges(labels=false), \
           lambda i,j: len(set(i).intersection(set(j)))>0], \
           loops=False)
    sage: line_graph.vertices()
    [(0, 1), (0, 2), (0, 3), (1, 2), (1, 3), (2, 3)]
    sage: line_graph.adjacency_matrix()
    [0 1 1 1 1 0]
    [1 0 1 1 0 1]
    [1 1 0 0 1 1]
    [1 1 0 0 1 1]
    [1 0 1 1 0 1]
    [0 1 1 1 1 0]
    
  5. A graph6 or sparse6 string: Sage automatically recognizes whether a string is in graph6 or sparse6 format:

    sage: s = ':I`AKGsaOs`cI]Gb~'
    sage: Graph(s,sparse=True)
    Looped multi-graph on 10 vertices
    
    sage: G = Graph('G?????')
    sage: G = Graph("G'?G?C")
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
    RuntimeError: The string seems corrupt: valid characters are
    [email protected][\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
    sage: G = Graph('G??????')
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
    RuntimeError: The string (G??????) seems corrupt: for n = 8, the string is too long.
    
    sage: G = Graph(":I'AKGsaOs`cI]Gb~")
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
    RuntimeError: The string seems corrupt: valid characters are
    [email protected][\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
    

    There are also list functions to take care of lists of graphs:

    sage: s = ':IgMoqoCUOqeb\n:I`AKGsaOs`cI]Gb~\n:I`EDOAEQ?PccSsge\N\n'
    sage: graphs_list.from_sparse6(s)
    [Looped multi-graph on 10 vertices, Looped multi-graph on 10 vertices, Looped multi-graph on 10 vertices]
    
  6. A Sage matrix: Note: If format is not specified, then Sage assumes a symmetric square matrix is an adjacency matrix, otherwise an incidence matrix.

    • an adjacency matrix:

      sage: M = graphs.PetersenGraph().am(); M
      [0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0]
      [1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
      [0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0]
      [0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0]
      [1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1]
      [1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0]
      [0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1]
      [0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]
      [0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0]
      [0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0]
      sage: Graph(M)
      Graph on 10 vertices
      
      sage: Graph(matrix([[1,2],[2,4]]),loops=True,sparse=True)
      Looped multi-graph on 2 vertices
      
      sage: M = Matrix([[0,1,-1],[1,0,-1/2],[-1,-1/2,0]]); M
      [   0    1   -1]
      [   1    0 -1/2]
      [  -1 -1/2    0]
      sage: G = Graph(M,sparse=True); G
      Graph on 3 vertices
      sage: G.weighted()
      True
      
    • an incidence matrix:

      sage: M = Matrix(6, [-1,0,0,0,1, 1,-1,0,0,0, 0,1,-1,0,0, 0,0,1,-1,0, 0,0,0,1,-1, 0,0,0,0,0]); M
      [-1  0  0  0  1]
      [ 1 -1  0  0  0]
      [ 0  1 -1  0  0]
      [ 0  0  1 -1  0]
      [ 0  0  0  1 -1]
      [ 0  0  0  0  0]
      sage: Graph(M)
      Graph on 6 vertices
      
      sage: Graph(Matrix([[1],[1],[1]]))
      Traceback (most recent call last):
      ...
      ValueError: There must be one or two nonzero entries per column in an incidence matrix. Got entries [1, 1, 1] in column 0
      sage: Graph(Matrix([[1],[1],[0]]))
      Graph on 3 vertices
      
      sage: M = Matrix([[0,1,-1],[1,0,-1],[-1,-1,0]]); M
      [ 0  1 -1]
      [ 1  0 -1]
      [-1 -1  0]
      sage: Graph(M,sparse=True)
      Graph on 3 vertices
      
      sage: M = Matrix([[0,1,1],[1,0,1],[-1,-1,0]]); M
      [ 0  1  1]
      [ 1  0  1]
      [-1 -1  0]
      sage: Graph(M)
      Traceback (most recent call last):
      ...
      ValueError: There must be one or two nonzero entries per column in an incidence matrix. Got entries [1, 1] in column 2
      

    Check that trac ticket #9714 is fixed:

    sage: MA = Matrix([[1,2,0], [0,2,0], [0,0,1]])
    sage: GA = Graph(MA, format='adjacency_matrix')
    sage: MI = GA.incidence_matrix(oriented=False)
    sage: MI
    [2 1 1 0 0 0]
    [0 1 1 2 2 0]
    [0 0 0 0 0 2]
    sage: Graph(MI).edges(labels=None)
    [(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 1), (1, 1), (1, 1), (2, 2)]
    
    sage: M = Matrix([[1], [-1]]); M
    [ 1]
    [-1]
    sage: Graph(M).edges()
    [(0, 1, None)]
    
  7. A Seidel adjacency matrix:

    sage: from sage.combinat.matrices.hadamard_matrix import \
    ....:  regular_symmetric_hadamard_matrix_with_constant_diagonal as rshcd
    sage: m=rshcd(16,1)- matrix.identity(16)
    sage: Graph(m,format="seidel_adjacency_matrix").is_strongly_regular(parameters=True)
    (16, 6, 2, 2)
    
  8. a list of edges, or labelled edges:

    sage: g = Graph([(1,3),(3,8),(5,2)])
    sage: g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    
    sage: g = Graph([(1,2,"Peace"),(7,-9,"and"),(77,2, "Love")])
    sage: g
    Graph on 5 vertices
    sage: g = Graph([(0, 2, '0'), (0, 2, '1'), (3, 3, '2')], loops=True, multiedges=True)
    sage: g.loops()
    [(3, 3, '2')]
    
  9. A NetworkX MultiGraph:

    sage: import networkx
    sage: g = networkx.MultiGraph({0:[1,2,3], 2:[4]})
    sage: Graph(g)
    Graph on 5 vertices
    
  10. A NetworkX graph:

    sage: import networkx
    sage: g = networkx.Graph({0:[1,2,3], 2:[4]})
    sage: DiGraph(g)
    Digraph on 5 vertices
    
  11. An igraph Graph (see also igraph_graph()):

    sage: import igraph                   # optional - python_igraph
    sage: g = igraph.Graph([(0,1),(0,2)]) # optional - python_igraph
    sage: Graph(g)                        # optional - python_igraph
    Graph on 3 vertices
    

    If vertex_labels is True, the names of the vertices are given by the vertex attribute 'name', if available:

    sage: g = igraph.Graph([(0,1),(0,2)], vertex_attrs={'name':['a','b','c']})  # optional - python_igraph
    sage: Graph(g).vertices()                                                   # optional - python_igraph
    ['a', 'b', 'c']
    sage: g = igraph.Graph([(0,1),(0,2)], vertex_attrs={'label':['a','b','c']}) # optional - python_igraph
    sage: Graph(g).vertices()                                                   # optional - python_igraph
    [0, 1, 2]
    

    If the igraph Graph has edge attributes, they are used as edge labels:

    sage: g = igraph.Graph([(0,1),(0,2)], edge_attrs={'name':['a','b'], 'weight':[1,3]}) # optional - python_igraph
    sage: Graph(g).edges()                                                               # optional - python_igraph
    [(0, 1, {'name': 'a', 'weight': 1}), (0, 2, {'name': 'b', 'weight': 3})]
    

When defining an undirected graph from a function f, it is very important that f be symmetric. If it is not, anything can happen:

sage: f_sym = lambda x,y : abs(x-y) == 1
sage: f_nonsym = lambda x,y : (x-y) == 1
sage: G_sym = Graph([[4,6,1,5,3,7,2,0], f_sym])
sage: G_sym.is_isomorphic(graphs.PathGraph(8))
True
sage: G_nonsym = Graph([[4,6,1,5,3,7,2,0], f_nonsym])
sage: G_nonsym.size()
4
sage: G_nonsym.is_isomorphic(G_sym)
False

By default, graphs are mutable and can thus not be used as a dictionary key:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: {G:1}[G]
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: This graph is mutable, and thus not hashable. Create an immutable copy by `g.copy(immutable=True)`

When providing the optional arguments data_structure="static_sparse" or immutable=True (both mean the same), then an immutable graph results.

sage: G_imm = Graph(G, immutable=True)
sage: H_imm = Graph(G, data_structure='static_sparse')
sage: G_imm == H_imm == G
True
sage: {G_imm:1}[H_imm]
1
apex_vertices(k=None)

Return the list of apex vertices.

A graph is apex if it can be made planar by the removal of a single vertex. The deleted vertex is called an apex of the graph, and a graph may have more than one apex. For instance, in the minimal nonplanar graphs \(K_5\) or \(K_{3,3}\), every vertex is an apex. The apex graphs include graphs that are themselves planar, in which case again every vertex is an apex. The null graph is also counted as an apex graph even though it has no vertex to remove. If the graph is not connected, we say that it is apex if it has at most one non planar connected component and that this component is apex. See the wikipedia article on Apex graph for more information.

INPUT:

  • k – when set to None, the method returns the list of all apex of the graph, possibly empty if the graph is not apex. When set to a positive integer, the method ends as soon as \(k\) apex vertices are found.

OUTPUT:

By default, the method returns the list of all apex of the graph. When parameter k is set to a positive integer, the returned list is bounded to \(k\) apex vertices.

EXAMPLES:

\(K_5\) and \(K_{3,3}\) are apex graphs, and each of their vertices is an apex:

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: G.apex_vertices()
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
sage: G = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3)
sage: G.is_apex()
True
sage: G.apex_vertices()
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
sage: G.apex_vertices(k=3)
[0, 1, 2]

A \(4\times 4\)-grid is apex and each of its vertices is an apex. When adding a universal vertex, the resulting graph is apex and the universal vertex is the unique apex vertex

sage: G = graphs.Grid2dGraph(4,4)
sage: G.apex_vertices() == G.vertices()
True
sage: G.add_edges([('universal',v) for v in G.vertex_iterator()])
sage: G.apex_vertices()
['universal']

The Petersen graph is not apex:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: G.apex_vertices()
[]

A graph is apex if all its connected components are apex, but at most one is not planar:

sage: M = graphs.Grid2dGraph(3,3)
sage: K5 = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: (M+K5).apex_vertices()
[9, 10, 11, 12, 13]
sage: (M+K5+K5).apex_vertices()
[]

Neighbors of an apex of degree 2 are apex:

sage: G = graphs.Grid2dGraph(5,5)
sage: G.add_path([(1,1),'x',(3,3)])
sage: G.is_planar()
False
sage: G.degree('x')
2
sage: G.apex_vertices()
['x', (2, 2), (3, 3), (1, 1)]
bipartite_color()

Returns a dictionary with vertices as the keys and the color class as the values. Fails with an error if the graph is not bipartite.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.CycleGraph(4).bipartite_color()
{0: 1, 1: 0, 2: 1, 3: 0}
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(5).bipartite_color()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
RuntimeError: Graph is not bipartite.
bipartite_sets()

Returns \((X,Y)\) where \(X\) and \(Y\) are the nodes in each bipartite set of graph \(G\). Fails with an error if graph is not bipartite.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.CycleGraph(4).bipartite_sets()
({0, 2}, {1, 3})
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(5).bipartite_sets()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
RuntimeError: Graph is not bipartite.
bounded_outdegree_orientation(bound)

Computes an orientation of self such that every vertex \(v\) has out-degree less than \(b(v)\)

INPUT:

  • bound – Maximum bound on the out-degree. Can be of three different types :
  • An integer \(k\). In this case, computes an orientation whose maximum out-degree is less than \(k\).
  • A dictionary associating to each vertex its associated maximum out-degree.
  • A function associating to each vertex its associated maximum out-degree.

OUTPUT:

A DiGraph representing the orientation if it exists. A ValueError exception is raised otherwise.

ALGORITHM:

The problem is solved through a maximum flow :

Given a graph \(G\), we create a DiGraph \(D\) defined on \(E(G)\cup V(G)\cup \{s,t\}\). We then link \(s\) to all of \(V(G)\) (these edges having a capacity equal to the bound associated to each element of \(V(G)\)), and all the elements of \(E(G)\) to \(t\) . We then link each \(v \in V(G)\) to each of its incident edges in \(G\). A maximum integer flow of value \(|E(G)|\) corresponds to an admissible orientation of \(G\). Otherwise, none exists.

EXAMPLES:

There is always an orientation of a graph \(G\) such that a vertex \(v\) has out-degree at most \(\lceil \frac {d(v)} 2 \rceil\):

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(40, .4)
sage: b = lambda v : ceil(g.degree(v)/2)
sage: D = g.bounded_outdegree_orientation(b)
sage: all( D.out_degree(v) <= b(v) for v in g )
True

Chvatal’s graph, being 4-regular, can be oriented in such a way that its maximum out-degree is 2:

sage: g = graphs.ChvatalGraph()
sage: D = g.bounded_outdegree_orientation(2)
sage: max(D.out_degree())
2

For any graph \(G\), it is possible to compute an orientation such that the maximum out-degree is at most the maximum average degree of \(G\) divided by 2. Anything less, though, is impossible.

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(40, .4) sage: mad = g.maximum_average_degree()

Hence this is possible

sage: d = g.bounded_outdegree_orientation(ceil(mad/2))

While this is not:

sage: try:
....:     g.bounded_outdegree_orientation(ceil(mad/2-1))
....:     print("Error")
....: except ValueError:
....:     pass
bridges(labels=True)

Returns a list of the bridges (or cut edges).

A bridge is an edge whose deletion disconnects the graph. A disconnected graph has no bridge.

INPUT:

  • labels – (default: True) if False, each bridge is a tuple \((u, v)\) of vertices

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = 2*graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.add_edge(1,10)
sage: g.is_connected()
True
sage: g.bridges()
[(1, 10, None)]
centrality_degree(v=None)

Returns the degree centrality of a vertex.

The degree centrality of a vertex \(v\) is its degree, divided by \(|V(G)|-1\). For more information, see the Wikipedia article Centrality.

INPUT:

  • v - a vertex. Set to None (default) to get a dictionary associating each vertex with its centrality degree.

EXAMPLES:

sage: (graphs.ChvatalGraph()).centrality_degree()
{0: 4/11, 1: 4/11, 2: 4/11, 3: 4/11,  4: 4/11,  5: 4/11,
 6: 4/11, 7: 4/11, 8: 4/11, 9: 4/11, 10: 4/11, 11: 4/11}
sage: D = graphs.DiamondGraph()
sage: D.centrality_degree()
{0: 2/3, 1: 1, 2: 1, 3: 2/3}
sage: D.centrality_degree(v=1)
1
chromatic_index(solver=None, verbose=0)

Return the chromatic index of the graph.

The chromatic index is the minimal number of colors needed to properly color the edges of the graph.

INPUT:

  • solver (default: None) Specify the Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

This method is a frontend for method sage.graphs.graph_coloring.edge_coloring() that uses a mixed integer-linear programming formulation to compute the chromatic index.

EXAMPLES:

The clique \(K_n\) has chromatic index \(n\) when \(n\) is odd and \(n-1\) when \(n\) is even:

sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(4).chromatic_index()
3
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(5).chromatic_index()
5
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(6).chromatic_index()
5

The path \(P_n\) with \(n \geq 2\) has chromatic index 2:

sage: graphs.PathGraph(5).chromatic_index()
2

The windmill graph with parameters \(k,n\) has chromatic index \((k-1)n\):

sage: k,n = 3,4
sage: G = graphs.WindmillGraph(k,n)
sage: G.chromatic_index() == (k-1)*n
True
chromatic_number(algorithm='DLX', verbose=0)

Returns the minimal number of colors needed to color the vertices of the graph \(G\).

INPUT:

  • algorithm – Select an algorithm from the following supported algorithms:
    • If algorithm="DLX" (default), the chromatic number is computed using the dancing link algorithm. It is inefficient speedwise to compute the chromatic number through the dancing link algorithm because this algorithm computes all the possible colorings to check that one exists.
    • If algorithm="CP", the chromatic number is computed using the coefficients of the chromatic polynomial. Again, this method is inefficient in terms of speed and it only useful for small graphs.
    • If algorithm="MILP", the chromatic number is computed using a mixed integer linear program. The performance of this implementation is affected by whether optional MILP solvers have been installed (see the MILP module, or Sage’s tutorial on Linear Programming).
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity for the MILP algorithm. Its default value is 0, which means quiet.

See also

For more functions related to graph coloring, see the module sage.graphs.graph_coloring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = Graph({0: [1, 2, 3], 1: [2]})
sage: G.chromatic_number(algorithm="DLX")
3
sage: G.chromatic_number(algorithm="MILP")
3
sage: G.chromatic_number(algorithm="CP")
3

A bipartite graph has (by definition) chromatic number 2:

sage: graphs.RandomBipartite(50,50,0.7).chromatic_number()
2

A complete multipartite graph with k parts has chromatic number k:

sage: all(graphs.CompleteMultipartiteGraph([5]*i).chromatic_number() == i for i in range(2,5))
True

The complete graph has the largest chromatic number from all the graphs of order n. Namely its chromatic number is n:

sage: all(graphs.CompleteGraph(i).chromatic_number() == i for i in range(10))
True

The Kneser graph with parameters (n,2) for n > 3 has chromatic number n-2:

sage: all(graphs.KneserGraph(i,2).chromatic_number() == i-2 for i in range(4,6))
True

A snark has chromatic index 4 hence its line graph has chromatic number 4:

sage: graphs.FlowerSnark().line_graph().chromatic_number()
4
chromatic_polynomial(G, return_tree_basis=False)

Compute the chromatic polynomial of the graph G.

The algorithm used is a recursive one, based on the following observations of Read:

  • The chromatic polynomial of a tree on n vertices is x(x-1)^(n-1).
  • If e is an edge of G, G’ is the result of deleting the edge e, and G’’ is the result of contracting e, then the chromatic polynomial of G is equal to that of G’ minus that of G’‘.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.CycleGraph(4).chromatic_polynomial()
x^4 - 4*x^3 + 6*x^2 - 3*x
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(3).chromatic_polynomial()
x^3 - 3*x^2 + 2*x
sage: graphs.CubeGraph(3).chromatic_polynomial()
x^8 - 12*x^7 + 66*x^6 - 214*x^5 + 441*x^4 - 572*x^3 + 423*x^2 - 133*x
sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().chromatic_polynomial()
x^10 - 15*x^9 + 105*x^8 - 455*x^7 + 1353*x^6 - 2861*x^5 + 4275*x^4 - 4305*x^3 + 2606*x^2 - 704*x
sage: graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3).chromatic_polynomial()
x^6 - 9*x^5 + 36*x^4 - 75*x^3 + 78*x^2 - 31*x
sage: for i in range(2,7):
....:     graphs.CompleteGraph(i).chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 1) * x
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x
(x - 3) * (x - 2) * (x - 1) * x
(x - 4) * (x - 3) * (x - 2) * (x - 1) * x
(x - 5) * (x - 4) * (x - 3) * (x - 2) * (x - 1) * x
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(5).chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^2 - 2*x + 2)
sage: graphs.OctahedralGraph().chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^3 - 9*x^2 + 29*x - 32)
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(5).chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^2 - 5*x + 7)
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(6).chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 3) * (x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^2 - 4*x + 5)
sage: C(x)=graphs.LCFGraph(24, [12,7,-7], 8).chromatic_polynomial()  # long time (6s on sage.math, 2011)
sage: C(2)  # long time
0

By definition, the chromatic number of a graph G is the least integer k such that the chromatic polynomial of G is strictly positive at k:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P = G.chromatic_polynomial()
sage: min(i for i in range(11) if P(i) > 0) == G.chromatic_number()
True

sage: G = graphs.RandomGNP(10,0.7)
sage: P = G.chromatic_polynomial()
sage: min(i for i in range(11) if P(i) > 0) == G.chromatic_number()
True
chromatic_quasisymmetric_function(t=None, R=None)

Return the chromatic quasisymmetric function of self.

Let \(G\) be a graph whose vertex set is totally ordered. The chromatic quasisymmetric function \(X_G(t)\) was first described in [SW12]. We use the equivalent definition given in [BC15]:

\[X_G(t) = \sum_{\sigma=(\sigma_1,\ldots,\sigma_n)} t^{\operatorname{asc}(\sigma)} M_{|\sigma_1|,\ldots,|\sigma_n|},\]

where we sum over all ordered set partitions of the vertex set of \(G\) such that each block \(\sigma_i\) is an independent (i.e., stable) set of \(G\), and where \(\operatorname{asc}(\sigma)\) denotes the number of edges \(\{u, v\}\) of \(G\) such that \(u < v\) and \(v\) appears in a later part of \(\sigma\) than \(u\).

INPUT:

  • t – (optional) the parameter \(t\); uses the variable \(t\) in \(\ZZ[t]\) by default
  • R – (optional) the base ring for the quasisymmetric functions; uses the parent of \(t\) by default

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = Graph([[1,2,3], [[1,3], [2,3]]])
sage: G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function()
(2*t^2+2*t+2)*M[1, 1, 1] + M[1, 2] + t^2*M[2, 1]
sage: G = graphs.PathGraph(4)
sage: XG = G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function(); XG
(t^3+11*t^2+11*t+1)*M[1, 1, 1, 1] + (3*t^2+3*t)*M[1, 1, 2]
 + (3*t^2+3*t)*M[1, 2, 1] + (3*t^2+3*t)*M[2, 1, 1]
 + (t^2+t)*M[2, 2]
sage: XG.to_symmetric_function()
(t^3+11*t^2+11*t+1)*m[1, 1, 1, 1] + (3*t^2+3*t)*m[2, 1, 1]
 + (t^2+t)*m[2, 2]
sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
sage: G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function()
(t^6+3*t^5+5*t^4+6*t^3+5*t^2+3*t+1)*M[1, 1, 1, 1]

Not all chromatic quasisymmetric functions are symmetric:

sage: G = Graph([[1,2], [1,5], [3,4], [3,5]])
sage: G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function().is_symmetric()
False

We check that at \(t = 1\), we recover the usual chromatic symmetric function:

sage: p = SymmetricFunctions(QQ).p()
sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: XG = G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function(t=1); XG
120*M[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] + 30*M[1, 1, 1, 2] + 30*M[1, 1, 2, 1]
 + 30*M[1, 2, 1, 1] + 10*M[1, 2, 2] + 30*M[2, 1, 1, 1]
 + 10*M[2, 1, 2] + 10*M[2, 2, 1]
sage: p(XG.to_symmetric_function())
p[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] - 5*p[2, 1, 1, 1] + 5*p[2, 2, 1]
 + 5*p[3, 1, 1] - 5*p[3, 2] - 5*p[4, 1] + 4*p[5]

sage: G = graphs.ClawGraph()
sage: XG = G.chromatic_quasisymmetric_function(t=1); XG
24*M[1, 1, 1, 1] + 6*M[1, 1, 2] + 6*M[1, 2, 1] + M[1, 3]
 + 6*M[2, 1, 1] + M[3, 1]
sage: p(XG.to_symmetric_function())
p[1, 1, 1, 1] - 3*p[2, 1, 1] + 3*p[3, 1] - p[4]

REFERENCES:

[SW12]John Shareshian and Michelle Wachs. Chromatic quasisymmetric functions and Hessenberg varieties. Configuration Spaces. CRM Series. Scuola Normale Superiore. (2012) pp. 433-460. http://www.math.miami.edu/~wachs/papers/chrom.pdf
[BC15]Patrick Brosnan and Timothy Y. Chow. Unit interval orders and the dot action on the cohomology of regular semisimple Hessenberg varieties. (2015) Arxiv 1511.00773v1.
chromatic_symmetric_function(R=None)

Return the chromatic symmetric function of self.

Let \(G\) be a graph. The chromatic symmetric function \(X_G\) was described in [Stanley95], specifically Theorem 2.5 states that

\[X_G = \sum_{F \subseteq E(G)} (-1)^{|F|} p_{\lambda(F)},\]

where \(\lambda(F)\) is the partition of the sizes of the connected components of the subgraph induced by the edges \(F\) and \(p_{\mu}\) is the powersum symmetric function.

INPUT:

  • R – (optional) the base ring for the symmetric functions; this uses \(\ZZ\) by default

EXAMPLES:

sage: s = SymmetricFunctions(ZZ).s()
sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: XG = G.chromatic_symmetric_function(); XG
p[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] - 5*p[2, 1, 1, 1] + 5*p[2, 2, 1]
 + 5*p[3, 1, 1] - 5*p[3, 2] - 5*p[4, 1] + 4*p[5]
sage: s(XG)
30*s[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] + 10*s[2, 1, 1, 1] + 10*s[2, 2, 1]

Not all graphs have a positive Schur expansion:

sage: G = graphs.ClawGraph()
sage: XG = G.chromatic_symmetric_function(); XG
p[1, 1, 1, 1] - 3*p[2, 1, 1] + 3*p[3, 1] - p[4]
sage: s(XG)
8*s[1, 1, 1, 1] + 5*s[2, 1, 1] - s[2, 2] + s[3, 1]

We show that given a triangle \(\{e_1, e_2, e_3\}\), we have \(X_G = X_{G - e_1} + X_{G - e_2} - X_{G - e_1 - e_2}\):

sage: G = Graph([[1,2],[1,3],[2,3]])
sage: XG = G.chromatic_symmetric_function()
sage: G1 = copy(G)
sage: G1.delete_edge([1,2])
sage: XG1 = G1.chromatic_symmetric_function()
sage: G2 = copy(G)
sage: G2.delete_edge([1,3])
sage: XG2 = G2.chromatic_symmetric_function()
sage: G3 = copy(G1)
sage: G3.delete_edge([1,3])
sage: XG3 = G3.chromatic_symmetric_function()
sage: XG == XG1 + XG2 - XG3
True

REFERENCES:

[Stanley95]R. P. Stanley, A symmetric function generalization of the chromatic polynomial of a graph, Adv. Math., *111* no.1 (1995), 166-194.
clique_complex()

Returns the clique complex of self. This is the largest simplicial complex on the vertices of self whose 1-skeleton is self.

This is only makes sense for undirected simple graphs.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = Graph({0:[1,2],1:[2],4:[]})
sage: g.clique_complex()
Simplicial complex with vertex set (0, 1, 2, 4) and facets {(4,), (0, 1, 2)}

sage: h = Graph({0:[1,2,3,4],1:[2,3,4],2:[3]})
sage: x = h.clique_complex()
sage: x
Simplicial complex with vertex set (0, 1, 2, 3, 4) and facets {(0, 1, 4), (0, 1, 2, 3)}
sage: i = x.graph()
sage: i==h
True
sage: x==i.clique_complex()
True
clique_maximum(algorithm='Cliquer')

Returns the vertex set of a maximal order complete subgraph.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – the algorithm to be used :

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

ALGORITHM:

This function is based on Cliquer [NisOst2003].

EXAMPLES:

Using Cliquer (default):

sage: C=graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: C.clique_maximum()
[7, 9]
sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.clique_maximum()
[1, 2, 3, 4]

Through a Linear Program:

sage: len(C.clique_maximum(algorithm = "MILP"))
4
clique_number(algorithm='Cliquer', cliques=None)

Returns the order of the largest clique of the graph (the clique number).

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – the algorithm to be used :

    • If algorithm = "Cliquer" - This wraps the C program Cliquer [NisOst2003].

    • If algorithm = "networkx" - This function is based on NetworkX’s implementation of the Bron and Kerbosch Algorithm [BroKer1973].

    • If algorithm = "MILP", the problem is solved through a Mixed Integer Linear Program.

      (see MixedIntegerLinearProgram)

    • If algorithm = "mcqd" - Uses the MCQD solver (http://www.sicmm.org/~konc/maxclique/). Note that the MCQD package must be installed.

  • cliques - an optional list of cliques that can be input if already computed. Ignored unless algorithm=="networkx".

ALGORITHM:

This function is based on Cliquer [NisOst2003] and [BroKer1973].

EXAMPLES:

sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.clique_number()
4
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.clique_number()
3

By definition the clique number of a complete graph is its order:

sage: all(graphs.CompleteGraph(i).clique_number() == i for i in range(1,15))
True

A non-empty graph without edges has a clique number of 1:

sage: all((i*graphs.CompleteGraph(1)).clique_number() == 1 for i in range(1,15))
True

A complete multipartite graph with k parts has clique number k:

sage: all((i*graphs.CompleteMultipartiteGraph(i*[5])).clique_number() == i for i in range(1,6))
True
clique_polynomial(t=None)

Returns the clique polynomial of self.

This is the polynomial where the coefficient of \(t^n\) is the number of cliques in the graph with \(n\) vertices. The constant term of the clique polynomial is always taken to be one.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = Graph()
sage: g.clique_polynomial()
1
sage: g = Graph({0:[1]})
sage: g.clique_polynomial()
t^2 + 2*t + 1
sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(4)
sage: g.clique_polynomial()
4*t^2 + 4*t + 1
cliques_containing_vertex(vertices=None, cliques=None)

Returns the cliques containing each vertex, represented as a dictionary of lists of lists, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single list if only one input vertex).

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

INPUT:

  • vertices - the vertices to inspect (default is entire graph)
  • cliques - list of cliques (if already computed)

EXAMPLES:

sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.cliques_containing_vertex()
{0: [[4, 0]], 1: [[4, 1, 2, 3]], 2: [[4, 1, 2, 3]], 3: [[4, 1, 2, 3]], 4: [[4, 0], [4, 1, 2, 3]]}
sage: E = C.cliques_maximal()
sage: E
[[0, 4], [1, 2, 3, 4]]
sage: C.cliques_containing_vertex(cliques=E)
{0: [[0, 4]], 1: [[1, 2, 3, 4]], 2: [[1, 2, 3, 4]], 3: [[1, 2, 3, 4]], 4: [[0, 4], [1, 2, 3, 4]]}
sage: F = graphs.Grid2dGraph(2,3)
sage: X = F.cliques_containing_vertex()
sage: for v in sorted(X):
....:     print("{} {}".format(v, X[v]))
(0, 0) [[(0, 1), (0, 0)], [(1, 0), (0, 0)]]
(0, 1) [[(0, 1), (0, 0)], [(0, 1), (0, 2)], [(0, 1), (1, 1)]]
(0, 2) [[(0, 1), (0, 2)], [(1, 2), (0, 2)]]
(1, 0) [[(1, 0), (0, 0)], [(1, 0), (1, 1)]]
(1, 1) [[(0, 1), (1, 1)], [(1, 2), (1, 1)], [(1, 0), (1, 1)]]
(1, 2) [[(1, 2), (0, 2)], [(1, 2), (1, 1)]]
sage: F.cliques_containing_vertex(vertices=[(0, 1), (1, 2)])
{(0, 1): [[(0, 1), (0, 0)], [(0, 1), (0, 2)], [(0, 1), (1, 1)]], (1, 2): [[(1, 2), (0, 2)], [(1, 2), (1, 1)]]}
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_containing_vertex()
{0: [[0, 1, 2], [0, 1, 3]], 1: [[0, 1, 2], [0, 1, 3]], 2: [[0, 1, 2]], 3: [[0, 1, 3]]}
cliques_get_clique_bipartite(**kwds)

Returns a bipartite graph constructed such that maximal cliques are the right vertices and the left vertices are retained from the given graph. Right and left vertices are connected if the bottom vertex belongs to the clique represented by a top vertex.

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

EXAMPLES:

sage: (graphs.ChvatalGraph()).cliques_get_clique_bipartite()
Bipartite graph on 36 vertices
sage: ((graphs.ChvatalGraph()).cliques_get_clique_bipartite()).show(figsize=[2,2], vertex_size=20, vertex_labels=False)
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_get_clique_bipartite()
Bipartite graph on 6 vertices
sage: (G.cliques_get_clique_bipartite()).show(figsize=[2,2])
cliques_get_max_clique_graph(name='')

Returns a graph constructed with maximal cliques as vertices, and edges between maximal cliques with common members in the original graph.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article Clique_graph.

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

INPUT:

  • name - The name of the new graph.

EXAMPLES:

sage: (graphs.ChvatalGraph()).cliques_get_max_clique_graph()
Graph on 24 vertices
sage: ((graphs.ChvatalGraph()).cliques_get_max_clique_graph()).show(figsize=[2,2], vertex_size=20, vertex_labels=False)
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_get_max_clique_graph()
Graph on 2 vertices
sage: (G.cliques_get_max_clique_graph()).show(figsize=[2,2])
cliques_maximal(algorithm='native')

Returns the list of all maximal cliques, with each clique represented by a list of vertices. A clique is an induced complete subgraph, and a maximal clique is one not contained in a larger one.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – can be set to "native" (default) to use Sage’s own implementation, or to "NetworkX" to use NetworkX’ implementation of the Bron and Kerbosch Algorithm [BroKer1973].

Note

This method sorts its output before returning it. If you prefer to save the extra time, you can call sage.graphs.independent_sets.IndependentSets directly.

Note

Sage’s implementation of the enumeration of maximal independent sets is not much faster than NetworkX’ (expect a 2x speedup), which is surprising as it is written in Cython. This being said, the algorithm from NetworkX appears to be sligthly different from this one, and that would be a good thing to explore if one wants to improve the implementation.

ALGORITHM:

This function is based on NetworkX’s implementation of the Bron and Kerbosch Algorithm [BroKer1973].

REFERENCE:

[BroKer1973](1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Coen Bron and Joep Kerbosch. (1973). Algorithm 457: Finding All Cliques of an Undirected Graph. Commun. ACM. v 16. n 9. pages 575-577. ACM Press. [Online] Available: http://www.ram.org/computing/rambin/rambin.html

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.ChvatalGraph().cliques_maximal()
[[0, 1], [0, 4], [0, 6], [0, 9], [1, 2], [1, 5], [1, 7], [2, 3],
 [2, 6], [2, 8], [3, 4], [3, 7], [3, 9], [4, 5], [4, 8], [5, 10],
 [5, 11], [6, 10], [6, 11], [7, 8], [7, 11], [8, 10], [9, 10], [9, 11]]
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_maximal()
[[0, 1, 2], [0, 1, 3]]
sage: C=graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: C.cliques_maximal()
[[0, 1], [0, 4], [0, 5], [1, 2], [1, 6], [2, 3], [2, 7], [3, 4],
 [3, 8], [4, 9], [5, 7], [5, 8], [6, 8], [6, 9], [7, 9]]
sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.cliques_maximal()
[[0, 4], [1, 2, 3, 4]]

Comparing the two implementations:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(20,.7)
sage: s1 = Set(map(Set, g.cliques_maximal(algorithm="NetworkX")))
sage: s2 = Set(map(Set, g.cliques_maximal(algorithm="native")))
sage: s1 == s2
True
cliques_maximum(graph)

Returns the vertex sets of ALL the maximum complete subgraphs.

Returns the list of all maximum cliques, with each clique represented by a list of vertices. A clique is an induced complete subgraph, and a maximum clique is one of maximal order.

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

ALGORITHM:

This function is based on Cliquer [NisOst2003].

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.ChvatalGraph().cliques_maximum() # indirect doctest
[[0, 1], [0, 4], [0, 6], [0, 9], [1, 2], [1, 5], [1, 7], [2, 3],
 [2, 6], [2, 8], [3, 4], [3, 7], [3, 9], [4, 5], [4, 8], [5, 10],
 [5, 11], [6, 10], [6, 11], [7, 8], [7, 11], [8, 10], [9, 10], [9, 11]]
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_maximum()
[[0, 1, 2], [0, 1, 3]]
sage: C=graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: C.cliques_maximum()
[[0, 1], [0, 4], [0, 5], [1, 2], [1, 6], [2, 3], [2, 7], [3, 4],
 [3, 8], [4, 9], [5, 7], [5, 8], [6, 8], [6, 9], [7, 9]]
sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.cliques_maximum()
[[1, 2, 3, 4]]
cliques_number_of(vertices=None, cliques=None)

Returns a dictionary of the number of maximal cliques containing each vertex, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single value if only one input vertex).

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

INPUT:

  • vertices - the vertices to inspect (default is entire graph)
  • cliques - list of cliques (if already computed)

EXAMPLES:

sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.cliques_number_of()
{0: 1, 1: 1, 2: 1, 3: 1, 4: 2}
sage: E = C.cliques_maximal()
sage: E
[[0, 4], [1, 2, 3, 4]]
sage: C.cliques_number_of(cliques=E)
{0: 1, 1: 1, 2: 1, 3: 1, 4: 2}
sage: F = graphs.Grid2dGraph(2,3)
sage: X = F.cliques_number_of()
sage: for v in sorted(X):
....:     print("{} {}".format(v, X[v]))
(0, 0) 2
(0, 1) 3
(0, 2) 2
(1, 0) 2
(1, 1) 3
(1, 2) 2
sage: F.cliques_number_of(vertices=[(0, 1), (1, 2)])
{(0, 1): 3, (1, 2): 2}
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_number_of()
{0: 2, 1: 2, 2: 1, 3: 1}
cliques_vertex_clique_number(algorithm='cliquer', vertices=None, cliques=None)

Returns a dictionary of sizes of the largest maximal cliques containing each vertex, keyed by vertex. (Returns a single value if only one input vertex).

Note

Currently only implemented for undirected graphs. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.

INPUT:

  • algorithm - either cliquer or networkx
    • cliquer - This wraps the C program Cliquer [NisOst2003].
    • networkx - This function is based on NetworkX’s implementation of the Bron and Kerbosch Algorithm [BroKer1973].
  • vertices - the vertices to inspect (default is entire graph). Ignored unless algorithm=='networkx'.
  • cliques - list of cliques (if already computed). Ignored unless algorithm=='networkx'.

EXAMPLES:

sage: C = Graph('DJ{')
sage: C.cliques_vertex_clique_number()
{0: 2, 1: 4, 2: 4, 3: 4, 4: 4}
sage: E = C.cliques_maximal()
sage: E
[[0, 4], [1, 2, 3, 4]]
sage: C.cliques_vertex_clique_number(cliques=E,algorithm="networkx")
{0: 2, 1: 4, 2: 4, 3: 4, 4: 4}
sage: F = graphs.Grid2dGraph(2,3)
sage: X = F.cliques_vertex_clique_number(algorithm="networkx")
sage: for v in sorted(X):
....:     print("{} {}".format(v, X[v]))
(0, 0) 2
(0, 1) 2
(0, 2) 2
(1, 0) 2
(1, 1) 2
(1, 2) 2
sage: F.cliques_vertex_clique_number(vertices=[(0, 1), (1, 2)])
{(0, 1): 2, (1, 2): 2}
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2,3], 1:[2], 3:[0,1]})
sage: G.show(figsize=[2,2])
sage: G.cliques_vertex_clique_number()
{0: 3, 1: 3, 2: 3, 3: 3}
coloring(algorithm='DLX', hex_colors=False, verbose=0)

Returns the first (optimal) proper vertex-coloring found.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – Select an algorithm from the following supported algorithms:
    • If algorithm="DLX" (default), the coloring is computed using the dancing link algorithm.
    • If algorithm="MILP", the coloring is computed using a mixed integer linear program. The performance of this implementation is affected by whether optional MILP solvers have been installed (see the MILP module).
  • hex_colors – (default: False) if True, return a dictionary which can easily be used for plotting.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity for the MILP algorithm. Its default value is 0, which means quiet.

See also

For more functions related to graph coloring, see the module sage.graphs.graph_coloring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = Graph("Fooba")
sage: P = G.coloring(algorithm="MILP"); P
[[2, 1, 3], [0, 6, 5], [4]]
sage: P = G.coloring(algorithm="DLX"); P
[[1, 2, 3], [0, 5, 6], [4]]
sage: G.plot(partition=P)
Graphics object consisting of 16 graphics primitives
sage: H = G.coloring(hex_colors=True, algorithm="MILP")
sage: for c in sorted(H.keys()):
....:     print("{} {}".format(c, H[c]))
#0000ff [4]
#00ff00 [0, 6, 5]
#ff0000 [2, 1, 3]
sage: H = G.coloring(hex_colors=True, algorithm="DLX")
sage: for c in sorted(H.keys()):
....:     print("{} {}".format(c, H[c]))
#0000ff [4]
#00ff00 [1, 2, 3]
#ff0000 [0, 5, 6]
sage: G.plot(vertex_colors=H)
Graphics object consisting of 16 graphics primitives
../../_images/graph-1.png
convexity_properties()

Returns a ConvexityProperties object corresponding to self.

This object contains the methods related to convexity in graphs (convex hull, hull number) and caches useful information so that it becomes comparatively cheaper to compute the convex hull of many different sets of the same graph.

See also

In order to know what can be done through this object, please refer to module sage.graphs.convexity_properties.

Note

If you want to compute many convex hulls, keep this object in memory ! When it is created, it builds a table of useful information to compute convex hulls. As a result

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.convexity_properties().hull([1, 3])
[1, 2, 3]
sage: g.convexity_properties().hull([3, 7])
[2, 3, 7]

Is a terrible waste of computations, while

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: CP = g.convexity_properties()
sage: CP.hull([1, 3])
[1, 2, 3]
sage: CP.hull([3, 7])
[2, 3, 7]

Makes perfect sense.

cores(k=None, with_labels=False)

Returns the core number for each vertex in an ordered list.

(for homomorphisms cores, see the Graph.has_homomorphism_to() method)

DEFINITIONS

  • K-cores in graph theory were introduced by Seidman in 1983 and by Bollobas in 1984 as a method of (destructively) simplifying graph topology to aid in analysis and visualization. They have been more recently defined as the following by Batagelj et al:

    Given a graph `G` with vertices set `V` and edges set `E`, the `k`-core of `G` is the graph obtained from `G` by recursively removing the vertices with degree less than `k`, for as long as there are any.

    This operation can be useful to filter or to study some properties of the graphs. For instance, when you compute the 2-core of graph G, you are cutting all the vertices which are in a tree part of graph. (A tree is a graph with no loops). [WPkcore]

    [PSW1996] defines a \(k\)-core of \(G\) as the largest subgraph (it is unique) of \(G\) with minimum degree at least \(k\).

  • Core number of a vertex

    The core number of a vertex \(v\) is the largest integer \(k\) such that \(v\) belongs to the \(k\)-core of \(G\).

  • Degeneracy

    The degeneracy of a graph \(G\), usually denoted \(\delta^*(G)\), is the smallest integer \(k\) such that the graph \(G\) can be reduced to the empty graph by iteratively removing vertices of degree \(\leq k\). Equivalently, \(\delta^*(G)=k\) if \(k\) is the smallest integer such that the \(k\)-core of \(G\) is empty.

IMPLEMENTATION

This implementation is based on the NetworkX implementation of the algorithm described in [BZ].

INPUT

  • k (integer)

    • If k = None (default), returns the core number for each vertex.
    • If k is an integer, returns a pair (ordering, core), where core is the list of vertices in the \(k\)-core of self, and ordering is an elimination order for the other vertices such that each vertex is of degree strictly less than \(k\) when it is to be eliminated from the graph.
  • with_labels (boolean)

    • When set to False, and k = None, the method returns a list whose \(i\) th element is the core number of the \(i\) th vertex. When set to True, the method returns a dictionary whose keys are vertices, and whose values are the corresponding core numbers.

      By default, with_labels = False.

See also

REFERENCE:

[WPkcore]K-core. Wikipedia. (2007). [Online] Available: Wikipedia article K-core
[PSW1996]Boris Pittel, Joel Spencer and Nicholas Wormald. Sudden Emergence of a Giant k-Core in a Random Graph. (1996). J. Combinatorial Theory. Ser B 67. pages 111-151. [Online] Available: http://cs.nyu.edu/cs/faculty/spencer/papers/k-core.pdf
[BZ]Vladimir Batagelj and Matjaz Zaversnik. An \(O(m)\) Algorithm for Cores Decomposition of Networks. Arxiv cs/0310049v1.

EXAMPLES:

sage: (graphs.FruchtGraph()).cores()
[3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3]
sage: (graphs.FruchtGraph()).cores(with_labels=True)
{0: 3, 1: 3, 2: 3, 3: 3, 4: 3, 5: 3, 6: 3, 7: 3, 8: 3, 9: 3, 10: 3, 11: 3}
sage: a = random_matrix(ZZ,20,x=2,sparse=True, density=.1)
sage: b = Graph(20)
sage: b.add_edges(a.nonzero_positions(), loops=False)
sage: cores = b.cores(with_labels=True); cores
{0: 3, 1: 3, 2: 3, 3: 3, 4: 2, 5: 2, 6: 3, 7: 1, 8: 3, 9: 3, 10: 3, 11: 3, 12: 3, 13: 3, 14: 2, 15: 3, 16: 3, 17: 3, 18: 3, 19: 3}
sage: [v for v,c in cores.items() if c>=2] # the vertices in the 2-core
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Checking the 2-core of a random lobster is indeed the empty set:

sage: g = graphs.RandomLobster(20,.5,.5)
sage: ordering, core = g.cores(2)
sage: len(core) == 0
True
degree_constrained_subgraph(bounds, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns a degree-constrained subgraph.

Given a graph \(G\) and two functions \(f, g:V(G)\rightarrow \mathbb Z\) such that \(f \leq g\), a degree-constrained subgraph in \(G\) is a subgraph \(G' \subseteq G\) such that for any vertex \(v \in G\), \(f(v) \leq d_{G'}(v) \leq g(v)\).

INPUT:

  • bounds – (default: None) Two possibilities:
    • A dictionary whose keys are the vertices, and values a pair of real values (min,max) corresponding to the values \((f(v),g(v))\).
    • A function associating to each vertex a pair of real values (min,max) corresponding to the values \((f(v),g(v))\).
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

OUTPUT:

  • When a solution exists, this method outputs the degree-constained subgraph as a Graph object.
  • When no solution exists, returns False.

Note

  • This algorithm computes the degree-constrained subgraph of minimum weight.
  • If the graph’s edges are weighted, these are taken into account.
  • This problem can be solved in polynomial time.

EXAMPLES:

Is there a perfect matching in an even cycle?

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(6)
sage: bounds = lambda x: [1,1]
sage: m = g.degree_constrained_subgraph(bounds=bounds)
sage: m.size()
3
fractional_chromatic_index(solver='PPL', verbose_constraints=False, verbose=0)

Return the fractional chromatic index of the graph.

The fractional chromatic index is a relaxed version of edge-coloring. An edge coloring of a graph being actually a covering of its edges into the smallest possible number of matchings, the fractional chromatic index of a graph \(G\) is the smallest real value \(\chi_f(G)\) such that there exists a list of matchings \(M_1, ..., M_k\) of \(G\) and coefficients \(\alpha_1, ..., \alpha_k\) with the property that each edge is covered by the matchings in the following relaxed way

\[\forall e \in E(G), \sum_{e \in M_i} \alpha_i \geq 1\]

For more information, see Wikipedia article Fractional_coloring.

ALGORITHM:

The fractional chromatic index is computed through Linear Programming through its dual. The LP solved by sage is actually:

\[\begin{split}\mbox{Maximize : }&\sum_{e\in E(G)} r_{e}\\ \mbox{Such that : }&\\ &\forall M\text{ matching }\subseteq G, \sum_{e\in M}r_{v}\leq 1\\\end{split}\]

INPUT:

  • solver – (default: "PPL") Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.

    Note

    The default solver used here is "PPL" which provides exact results, i.e. a rational number, although this may be slower that using other solvers. Be aware that this method may loop endlessly when using some non exact solvers as reported in trac ticket #23658 and trac ticket #23798.

  • verbose_constraints – boolean (default: False) whether to display which constraints are being generated.

  • verbose – integer (default: \(0\)) level of verbosity required from the LP solver

EXAMPLES:

The fractional chromatic index of a \(C_5\) is \(5/2\):

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: g.fractional_chromatic_index()
5/2
gomory_hu_tree(algorithm=None)

Returns a Gomory-Hu tree of self.

Given a tree \(T\) with labeled edges representing capacities, it is very easy to determine the maximum flow between any pair of vertices : it is the minimal label on the edges of the unique path between them.

Given a graph \(G\), a Gomory-Hu tree \(T\) of \(G\) is a tree with the same set of vertices, and such that the maximum flow between any two vertices is the same in \(G\) as in \(T\). See the Wikipedia article on Gomory-Hu tree. Note that, in general, a graph admits more than one Gomory-Hu tree.

See also 15.4 (Gomory-Hu trees) from [SchrijverCombOpt].

INPUT:

  • algorithm – select the algorithm used by the edge_cut() method. Refer to its documentation for allowed values and default behaviour.

OUTPUT:

A graph with labeled edges

EXAMPLES:

Taking the Petersen graph:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: t = g.gomory_hu_tree()

Obviously, this graph is a tree:

sage: t.is_tree()
True

Note that if the original graph is not connected, then the Gomory-Hu tree is in fact a forest:

sage: (2*g).gomory_hu_tree().is_forest()
True
sage: (2*g).gomory_hu_tree().is_connected()
False

On the other hand, such a tree has lost nothing of the initial graph connectedness:

sage: all([ t.flow(u,v) == g.flow(u,v) for u,v in Subsets( g.vertices(), 2 ) ])
True

Just to make sure, we can check that the same is true for two vertices in a random graph:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(20,.3)
sage: t = g.gomory_hu_tree()
sage: g.flow(0,1) == t.flow(0,1)
True

And also the min cut:

sage: g.edge_connectivity() == min(t.edge_labels())
True
graph6_string()

Return the graph6 representation of the graph as an ASCII string.

This is only valid for simple (no loops, no multiple edges) graphs on at most \(2^{18}-1=262143\) vertices.

Note

As the graph6 format only handles graphs with vertex set \(\{0,...,n-1\}\), a relabelled copy will be encoded, if necessary.

See also

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.KrackhardtKiteGraph()
sage: G.graph6_string()
'[email protected]?G'
has_homomorphism_to(H, core=False, solver=None, verbose=0)

Checks whether there is a homomorphism between two graphs.

A homomorphism from a graph \(G\) to a graph \(H\) is a function \(\phi:V(G)\mapsto V(H)\) such that for any edge \(uv \in E(G)\) the pair \(\phi(u)\phi(v)\) is an edge of \(H\).

Saying that a graph can be \(k\)-colored is equivalent to saying that it has a homomorphism to \(K_k\), the complete graph on \(k\) elements.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on graph homomorphisms.

INPUT:

  • H – the graph to which self should be sent.
  • core (boolean) – whether to minimize the size of the mapping’s image (see note below). This is set to False by default.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

Note

One can compute the core of a graph (with respect to homomorphism) with this method

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(10)
sage: mapping = g.has_homomorphism_to(g, core = True)
sage: print("The size of the core is {}".format(len(set(mapping.values()))))
The size of the core is 2

OUTPUT:

This method returns False when the homomorphism does not exist, and returns the homomorphism otherwise as a dictionary associating a vertex of \(H\) to a vertex of \(G\).

EXAMPLES:

Is Petersen’s graph 3-colorable:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.has_homomorphism_to(graphs.CompleteGraph(3)) is not False
True

An odd cycle admits a homomorphism to a smaller odd cycle, but not to an even cycle:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(9)
sage: g.has_homomorphism_to(graphs.CycleGraph(5)) is not False
True
sage: g.has_homomorphism_to(graphs.CycleGraph(7)) is not False
True
sage: g.has_homomorphism_to(graphs.CycleGraph(4)) is not False
False
has_perfect_matching(algorithm='Edmonds', solver=None, verbose=0)

Return whether this graph has a perfect matching.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – string (default: "Edmonds")
    • "Edmonds" uses Edmonds’ algorithm as implemented in NetworkX to find a matching of maximal cardinality, then check whether this cardinality is half the number of vertices of the graph.
    • "LP_matching" uses a Linear Program to find a matching of maximal cardinality, then check whether this cardinality is half the number of vertices of the graph.
    • "LP" uses a Linear Program formulation of the perfect matching problem: put a binary variable b[e] on each edge e, and for each vertex v, require that the sum of the values of the edges incident to v is 1.
  • solver – (default: None) specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used; if set to None, the default one is used
  • verbose – integer (default: 0); sets the level of verbosity: set to 0 by default, which means quiet (only useful when algorithm == "LP_matching" or algorithm == "LP")

For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.

OUTPUT:

A boolean.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().has_perfect_matching()
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(6).has_perfect_matching()
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(5).has_perfect_matching()
False
sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(6).has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(5).has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
False
sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(6).has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
True
sage: graphs.WheelGraph(5).has_perfect_matching(algorithm="LP_matching")
False
ihara_zeta_function_inverse()

Compute the inverse of the Ihara zeta function of the graph.

This is a polynomial in one variable with integer coefficients. The Ihara zeta function itself is the inverse of this polynomial.

See Wikipedia article Ihara zeta function.

ALGORITHM:

This is computed here as the (reversed) characteristic polynomial of a square matrix of size twice the number of edges, related to the adjacency matrix of the line graph, see for example Proposition 9 in [ScottStorm] and Def. 4.1 in [Terras].

The graph is first replaced by its 2-core, as this does not change the Ihara zeta function.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
sage: factor(G.ihara_zeta_function_inverse())
(2*t - 1) * (t + 1)^2 * (t - 1)^3 * (2*t^2 + t + 1)^3

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: factor(G.ihara_zeta_function_inverse())
(-1) * (3*t - 1) * (t + 1)^5 * (t - 1)^6 * (3*t^2 + t + 1)^4

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: factor(G.ihara_zeta_function_inverse())
(-1) * (2*t - 1) * (t + 1)^5 * (t - 1)^6 * (2*t^2 + 2*t + 1)^4
* (2*t^2 - t + 1)^5

sage: G = graphs.RandomTree(10)
sage: G.ihara_zeta_function_inverse()
1

REFERENCES:

[HST]Matthew D. Horton, H. M. Stark, and Audrey A. Terras, What are zeta functions of graphs and what are they good for? in Quantum graphs and their applications, 173-189, Contemp. Math., Vol. 415
[Terras]Audrey Terras, Zeta functions of graphs: a stroll through the garden, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, Vol. 128
[ScottStorm]Geoffrey Scott and Christopher Storm, The coefficients of the Ihara zeta function, Involve (http://msp.org/involve/2008/1-2/involve-v1-n2-p08-p.pdf)
independent_set(algorithm='Cliquer', value_only=False, reduction_rules=True, solver=None, verbosity=0)

Returns a maximum independent set.

An independent set of a graph is a set of pairwise non-adjacent vertices. A maximum independent set is an independent set of maximum cardinality. It induces an empty subgraph.

Equivalently, an independent set is defined as the complement of a vertex cover.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article Independent_set_(graph_theory) and the Wikipedia article Vertex_cover.

INPUT:

  • algorithm – the algorithm to be used

  • value_only – boolean (default: False). If set to True, only the size of a maximum independent set is returned. Otherwise, a maximum independent set is returned as a list of vertices.
  • reduction_rules – (default: True) Specify if the reductions rules from kernelization must be applied as pre-processing or not. See [ACFLSS04] for more details. Note that depending on the instance, it might be faster to disable reduction rules.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve() of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbosity – non-negative integer (default: 0). Set the level of verbosity you want from the linear program solver. Since the problem of computing an independent set is \(NP\)-complete, its solving may take some time depending on the graph. A value of 0 means that there will be no message printed by the solver. This option is only useful if algorithm="MILP".

Note

While Cliquer/MCAD are usually (and by far) the most efficient implementations, the MILP formulation sometimes proves faster on very “symmetrical” graphs.

EXAMPLES:

Using Cliquer:

sage: C = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: C.independent_set()
[0, 3, 6, 7]

As a linear program:

sage: C = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: len(C.independent_set(algorithm = "MILP"))
4
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independent_set_of_representatives(family, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns an independent set of representatives.

Given a graph \(G\) and a family \(F=\{F_i:i\in [1,...,k]\}\) of subsets of g.vertices(), an Independent Set of Representatives (ISR) is an assignation of a vertex \(v_i\in F_i\) to each set \(F_i\) such that \(v_i != v_j\) if \(i<j\) (they are representatives) and the set \(\cup_{i}v_i\) is an independent set in \(G\).

It generalizes, for example, graph coloring and graph list coloring.

(See [AhaBerZiv07] for more information.)

INPUT:

  • family – A list of lists defining the family \(F\) (actually, a Family of subsets of G.vertices()).
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

OUTPUT:

  • A list whose \(i^{\mbox{th}}\) element is the representative of the \(i^{\mbox{th}}\) element of the family list. If there is no ISR, None is returned.

EXAMPLES:

For a bipartite graph missing one edge, the solution is as expected:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3)
sage: g.delete_edge(1,4)
sage: g.independent_set_of_representatives([[0,1,2],[3,4,5]])
[1, 4]

The Petersen Graph is 3-colorable, which can be expressed as an independent set of representatives problem : take 3 disjoint copies of the Petersen Graph, each one representing one color. Then take as a partition of the set of vertices the family defined by the three copies of each vertex. The ISR of such a family defines a 3-coloring:

sage: g = 3 * graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: n = g.order()/3
sage: f = [[i,i+n,i+2*n] for i in range(n)]
sage: isr = g.independent_set_of_representatives(f)
sage: c = [floor(i/n) for i in isr]
sage: color_classes = [[],[],[]]
sage: for v,i in enumerate(c):
....:   color_classes[i].append(v)
sage: for classs in color_classes:
....:   g.subgraph(classs).size() == 0
True
True
True

REFERENCE:

[AhaBerZiv07]R. Aharoni and E. Berger and R. Ziv Independent systems of representatives in weighted graphs Combinatorica vol 27, num 3, p253–267 2007
is_apex()

Test if the graph is apex.

A graph is apex if it can be made planar by the removal of a single vertex. The deleted vertex is called an apex of the graph, and a graph may have more than one apex. For instance, in the minimal nonplanar graphs \(K_5\) or \(K_{3,3}\), every vertex is an apex. The apex graphs include graphs that are themselves planar, in which case again every vertex is an apex. The null graph is also counted as an apex graph even though it has no vertex to remove. If the graph is not connected, we say that it is apex if it has at most one non planar connected component and that this component is apex. See the wikipedia article on Apex graph for more information.

EXAMPLES:

\(K_5\) and \(K_{3,3}\) are apex graphs, and each of their vertices is an apex:

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: G.is_apex()
True
sage: G = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3)
sage: G.is_apex()
True

The Petersen graph is not apex:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: G.is_apex()
False

A graph is apex if all its connected components are apex, but at most one is not planar:

sage: M = graphs.Grid2dGraph(3,3)
sage: K5 = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: (M+K5).is_apex()
True
sage: (M+K5+K5).is_apex()
False
is_arc_transitive()

Returns true if self is an arc-transitive graph

A graph is arc-transitive if its automorphism group acts transitively on its pairs of adjacent vertices.

Equivalently, if there exists for any pair of edges \(uv,u'v'\in E(G)\) an automorphism \(\phi_1\) of \(G\) such that \(\phi_1(u)=u'\) and \(\phi_1(v)=v'\), as well as another automorphism \(\phi_2\) of \(G\) such that \(\phi_2(u)=v'\) and \(\phi_2(v)=u'\)

See the wikipedia article on arc-transitive graphs for more information.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.is_arc_transitive()
True
sage: G = graphs.GrayGraph()
sage: G.is_arc_transitive()
False
is_asteroidal_triple_free(G, certificate=False)

Test if the input graph is asteroidal triple-free

An independent set of three vertices such that each pair is joined by a path that avoids the neighborhood of the third one is called an asteroidal triple. A graph is asteroidal triple-free (AT-free) if it contains no asteroidal triples. See the module's documentation for more details.

This method returns True is the graph is AT-free and False otherwise.

INPUT:

  • G – a Graph
  • certificate – (default: False) By default, this method returns True if the graph is asteroidal triple-free and False otherwise. When certificate==True, this method returns in addition a list of three vertices forming an asteroidal triple if such a triple is found, and the empty list otherwise.

EXAMPLES:

The complete graph is AT-free, as well as its line graph:

sage: from sage.graphs.asteroidal_triples import *
sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(G)
True
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(G, certificate=True)
(True, [])
sage: LG = G.line_graph()
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(LG)
True
sage: LLG = LG.line_graph()
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(LLG)
False

The PetersenGraph is not AT-free:

sage: from sage.graphs.asteroidal_triples import *
sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(G)
False
sage: is_asteroidal_triple_free(G, certificate=True)
(False, [0, 2, 6])
is_biconnected()

Test if the graph is biconnected.

A biconnected graph is a connected graph on two or more vertices that is not broken into disconnected pieces by deleting any single vertex.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: G.is_biconnected()
True
sage: G.add_path([0,'a','b'])
sage: G.is_biconnected()
False
sage: G.add_edge('b', 1)
sage: G.is_biconnected()
True
is_bipartite(certificate=False)

Returns True if graph \(G\) is bipartite, False if not.

Traverse the graph G with breadth-first-search and color nodes.

INPUT:

  • certificate – whether to return a certificate (False by default). If set to True, the certificate returned in a proper 2-coloring when \(G\) is bipartite, and an odd cycle otherwise.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.CycleGraph(4).is_bipartite()
True
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(5).is_bipartite()
False
sage: graphs.RandomBipartite(100,100,0.7).is_bipartite()
True

A random graph is very rarely bipartite:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_bipartite()
False
sage: false, oddcycle = g.is_bipartite(certificate = True)
sage: len(oddcycle) % 2
1
is_block_graph()

Return whether this graph is a block graph.

A block graph is a connected graph in which every biconnected component (block) is a clique.

See also

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.RandomBlockGraph(6, 2, kmax=4)
sage: G.is_block_graph()
True
sage: from sage.graphs.isgci import graph_classes
sage: G in graph_classes.Block
True
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(4).is_block_graph()
True
sage: graphs.RandomTree(6).is_block_graph()
True
sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().is_block_graph()
False
sage: Graph(4).is_block_graph()
False
is_cactus()

Check whether the graph is cactus graph.

A graph is called cactus graph if it is connected and every pair of simple cycles have at most one common vertex.

There are other definitions, see Wikipedia article Cactus_graph.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = Graph({1: [2], 2: [3, 4], 3: [4, 5, 6, 7], 8: [3, 5], 9: [6, 7]})
sage: g.is_cactus()
True

sage: c6 = graphs.CycleGraph(6)
sage: naphthalene = c6 + c6
sage: naphthalene.is_cactus()  # Not connected
False
sage: naphthalene.merge_vertices([0, 6])
sage: naphthalene.is_cactus()
True
sage: naphthalene.merge_vertices([1, 7])
sage: naphthalene.is_cactus()
False
is_cartesian_product(g, certificate=False, relabeling=False)

Tests whether the graph is a Cartesian product.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – if certificate = False (default) the method only returns True or False answers. If certificate = True, the True answers are replaced by the list of the factors of the graph.

  • relabeling (boolean) – if relabeling = True (implies certificate = True), the method also returns a dictionary associating to each vertex its natural coordinates as a vertex of a product graph. If \(g\) is not a Cartesian product, None is returned instead.

    This is set to False by default.

Note

This algorithm may run faster whenever the graph’s vertices are integers (see relabel()). Give it a try if it is too slow !

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen graph is prime:

sage: from sage.graphs.graph_decompositions.graph_products import is_cartesian_product
sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: is_cartesian_product(g)
False

A 2d grid is the product of paths:

sage: g = graphs.Grid2dGraph(5,5)
sage: p1, p2 = is_cartesian_product(g, certificate = True)
sage: p1.is_isomorphic(graphs.PathGraph(5))
True
sage: p2.is_isomorphic(graphs.PathGraph(5))
True

Forgetting the graph’s labels, then finding them back:

sage: g.relabel()
sage: g.is_cartesian_product(g, relabeling = True)
(True, {0: (0, 0), 1: (0, 1), 2: (0, 2), 3: (0, 3),
        4: (0, 4), 5: (5, 0), 6: (5, 1), 7: (5, 2),
        8: (5, 3), 9: (5, 4), 10: (10, 0), 11: (10, 1),
        12: (10, 2), 13: (10, 3), 14: (10, 4), 15: (15, 0),
        16: (15, 1), 17: (15, 2), 18: (15, 3), 19: (15, 4),
        20: (20, 0), 21: (20, 1), 22: (20, 2), 23: (20, 3),
        24: (20, 4)})

And of course, we find the factors back when we build a graph from a product:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph().cartesian_product(graphs.CycleGraph(3))
sage: g1, g2 = is_cartesian_product(g, certificate = True)
sage: any( x.is_isomorphic(graphs.PetersenGraph()) for x in [g1,g2])
True
sage: any( x.is_isomorphic(graphs.CycleGraph(3)) for x in [g1,g2])
True
is_cograph()

Check whether the graph is cograph.

A cograph is defined recursively: the single-vertex graph is cograph, complement of cograph is cograph, and disjoint union of two cographs is cograph. There are many other characterizations, see Wikipedia article Cograph.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.HouseXGraph().is_cograph()
True
sage: graphs.HouseGraph().is_cograph()
False

Todo

Implement faster recognition algorithm, as for instance the linear time recognition algorithm using LexBFS proposed in [Bre2008].

is_directed()

Since graph is undirected, returns False.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Graph().is_directed()
False
is_distance_regular(G, parameters=False)

Tests if the graph is distance-regular

A graph \(G\) is distance-regular if for any integers \(j,k\) the value of \(|\{x:d_G(x,u)=j,x\in V(G)\} \cap \{y:d_G(y,v)=j,y\in V(G)\}|\) is constant for any two vertices \(u,v\in V(G)\) at distance \(i\) from each other. In particular \(G\) is regular, of degree \(b_0\) (see below), as one can take \(u=v\).

Equivalently a graph is distance-regular if there exist integers \(b_i,c_i\) such that for any two vertices \(u,v\) at distance \(i\) we have

  • \(b_i = |\{x:d_G(x,u)=i+1,x\in V(G)\}\cap N_G(v)\}|, \ 0\leq i\leq d-1\)
  • \(c_i = |\{x:d_G(x,u)=i-1,x\in V(G)\}\cap N_G(v)\}|, \ 1\leq i\leq d,\)

where \(d\) is the diameter of the graph. For more information on distance-regular graphs, see its associated wikipedia page.

INPUT:

  • parameters (boolean) – if set to True, the function returns the pair (b,c) of lists of integers instead of True (see the definition above). Set to False by default.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_distance_regular()
True
sage: g.is_distance_regular(parameters = True)
([3, 2, None], [None, 1, 1])

Cube graphs, which are not strongly regular, are a bit more interesting:

sage: graphs.CubeGraph(4).is_distance_regular()
True
sage: graphs.OddGraph(5).is_distance_regular()
True

Disconnected graph:

sage: (2*graphs.CubeGraph(4)).is_distance_regular()
True
is_edge_transitive()

Returns true if self is an edge transitive graph.

A graph is edge-transitive if its automorphism group acts transitively on its edge set.

Equivalently, if there exists for any pair of edges \(uv,u'v'\in E(G)\) an automorphism \(\phi\) of \(G\) such that \(\phi(uv)=u'v'\) (note this does not necessarily mean that \(\phi(u)=u'\) and \(\phi(v)=v'\)).

See the wikipedia article on edge-transitive graphs for more information.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.is_edge_transitive()
True
sage: C = graphs.CubeGraph(3)
sage: C.is_edge_transitive()
True
sage: G = graphs.GrayGraph()
sage: G.is_edge_transitive()
True
sage: P = graphs.PathGraph(4)
sage: P.is_edge_transitive()
False
is_even_hole_free(certificate=False)

Tests whether self contains an induced even hole.

A Hole is a cycle of length at least 4 (included). It is said to be even (resp. odd) if its length is even (resp. odd).

Even-hole-free graphs always contain a bisimplicial vertex, which ensures that their chromatic number is at most twice their clique number [ABCHRS08].

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – When certificate = False, this method only returns True or False. If certificate = True, the subgraph found is returned instead of False.

EXAMPLES:

Is the Petersen Graph even-hole-free

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_even_hole_free()
False

As any chordal graph is hole-free, interval graphs behave the same way:

sage: g = graphs.RandomIntervalGraph(20)
sage: g.is_even_hole_free()
True

It is clear, though, that a random Bipartite Graph which is not a forest has an even hole:

sage: g = graphs.RandomBipartite(10, 10, .5)
sage: g.is_even_hole_free() and not g.is_forest()
False

We can check the certificate returned is indeed an even cycle:

sage: if not g.is_forest():
....:    cycle = g.is_even_hole_free(certificate = True)
....:    if cycle.order() % 2 == 1:
....:        print("Error !")
....:    if not cycle.is_isomorphic(
....:           graphs.CycleGraph(cycle.order())):
....:        print("Error !")
...
sage: print("Everything is Fine !")
Everything is Fine !

REFERENCE:

[ABCHRS08]L. Addario-Berry, M. Chudnovsky, F. Havet, B. Reed, P. Seymour Bisimplicial vertices in even-hole-free graphs Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B vol 98, n.6 pp 1119-1164, 2008
is_forest(certificate=False, output='vertex')

Tests if the graph is a forest, i.e. a disjoint union of trees.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – whether to return a certificate. The method only returns boolean answers when certificate = False (default). When it is set to True, it either answers (True, None) when the graph is a forest and (False, cycle) when it contains a cycle.
  • output ('vertex' (default) or 'edge') – whether the certificate is given as a list of vertices or a list of edges.

EXAMPLES:

sage: seven_acre_wood = sum(graphs.trees(7), Graph())
sage: seven_acre_wood.is_forest()
True

With certificates:

sage: g = graphs.RandomTree(30)
sage: g.is_forest(certificate=True)
(True, None)
sage: (2*g + graphs.PetersenGraph() + g).is_forest(certificate=True)
(False, [62, 63, 68, 66, 61])
is_half_transitive()

Returns true if self is a half-transitive graph.

A graph is half-transitive if it is both vertex and edge transitive but not arc-transitive.

See the wikipedia article on half-transitive graphs for more information.

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph is not half-transitive:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.is_half_transitive()
False

The smallest half-transitive graph is the Holt Graph:

sage: H = graphs.HoltGraph()
sage: H.is_half_transitive()
True
is_line_graph(g, certificate=False)

Tests wether the graph is a line graph.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – whether to return a certificate along with the boolean result. Here is what happens when certificate = True:
    • If the graph is not a line graph, the method returns a pair (b, subgraph) where b is False and subgraph is a subgraph isomorphic to one of the 9 forbidden induced subgraphs of a line graph.
    • If the graph is a line graph, the method returns a triple (b,R,isom) where b is True, R is a graph whose line graph is the graph given as input, and isom is a map associating an edge of R to each vertex of the graph.

Todo

This method sequentially tests each of the forbidden subgraphs in order to know whether the graph is a line graph, which is a very slow method. It could eventually be replaced by root_graph() when this method will not require an exponential time to run on general graphs anymore (see its documentation for more information on this problem)… and if it can be improved to return negative certificates !

Note

This method wastes a bit of time when the input graph is not connected. If you have performance in mind, it is probably better to only feed it with connected graphs only.

See also

EXAMPLES:

A complete graph is always the line graph of a star:

sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(5).is_line_graph()
True

The Petersen Graph not being claw-free, it is not a line graph:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().is_line_graph()
False

This is indeed the subgraph returned:

sage: C = graphs.PetersenGraph().is_line_graph(certificate = True)[1]
sage: C.is_isomorphic(graphs.ClawGraph())
True

The house graph is a line graph:

sage: g = graphs.HouseGraph()
sage: g.is_line_graph()
True

But what is the graph whose line graph is the house ?:

sage: is_line, R, isom = g.is_line_graph(certificate = True)
sage: R.sparse6_string()
':DaHI~'
sage: R.show()
sage: isom
{0: (0, 1), 1: (0, 2), 2: (1, 3), 3: (2, 3), 4: (3, 4)}
is_long_antihole_free(g, certificate=False)

Tests whether the given graph contains an induced subgraph that is isomorphic to the complement of a cycle of length at least 5.

INPUT:

  • certificate – boolean (default: False)

    Whether to return a certificate. When certificate = True, then the function returns

    • (False, Antihole) if g contains an induced complement of a cycle of length at least 5 returned as Antihole.
    • (True, []) if g does not contain an induced complement of a cycle of length at least 5. For this case it is not known how to provide a certificate.

    When certificate = False, the function returns just True or False accordingly.

ALGORITHM:

This algorithm tries to find a cycle in the graph of all induced \(\overline{P_4}\) of \(g\), where two copies \(\overline{P}\) and \(\overline{P'}\) of \(\overline{P_4}\) are adjacent if there exists a (not necessarily induced) copy of \(\overline{P_5}=u_1u_2u_3u_4u_5\) such that \(\overline{P}=u_1u_2u_3u_4\) and \(\overline{P'}=u_2u_3u_4u_5\).

This is done through a depth-first-search. For efficiency, the auxiliary graph is constructed on-the-fly and never stored in memory.

The run time of this algorithm is \(O(m^2)\) [NikolopoulosPalios07] ( where \(m\) is the number of edges of the graph ) .

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph contains an antihole:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_long_antihole_free()
False

The complement of a cycle is an antihole:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(6).complement()
sage: r,a = g.is_long_antihole_free(certificate=True)
sage: r
False
sage: a.complement().is_isomorphic( graphs.CycleGraph(6) )
True
is_long_hole_free(g, certificate=False)

Tests whether g contains an induced cycle of length at least 5.

INPUT:

  • certificate – boolean (default: False)

    Whether to return a certificate. When certificate = True, then the function returns

    • (True, []) if g does not contain such a cycle. For this case, it is not known how to provide a certificate.
    • (False, Hole) if g contains an induced cycle of length at least 5. Hole returns this cycle.

    If certificate = False, the function returns just True or False accordingly.

ALGORITHM:

This algorithm tries to find a cycle in the graph of all induced \(P_4\) of \(g\), where two copies \(P\) and \(P'\) of \(P_4\) are adjacent if there exists a (not necessarily induced) copy of \(P_5=u_1u_2u_3u_4u_5\) such that \(P=u_1u_2u_3u_4\) and \(P'=u_2u_3u_4u_5\).

This is done through a depth-first-search. For efficiency, the auxiliary graph is constructed on-the-fly and never stored in memory.

The run time of this algorithm is \(O(m^2)\) [NikolopoulosPalios07] ( where \(m\) is the number of edges of the graph ) .

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph contains a hole:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_long_hole_free()
False

The following graph contains a hole, which we want to display:

sage: g = graphs.FlowerSnark()
sage: r,h = g.is_long_hole_free(certificate=True)
sage: r
False
sage: Graph(h).is_isomorphic(graphs.CycleGraph(h.order()))
True
is_odd_hole_free(certificate=False)

Tests whether self contains an induced odd hole.

A Hole is a cycle of length at least 4 (included). It is said to be even (resp. odd) if its length is even (resp. odd).

It is interesting to notice that while it is polynomial to check whether a graph has an odd hole or an odd antihole [CRST06], it is not known whether testing for one of these two cases independently is polynomial too.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – When certificate = False, this method only returns True or False. If certificate = True, the subgraph found is returned instead of False.

EXAMPLES:

Is the Petersen Graph odd-hole-free

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_odd_hole_free()
False

Which was to be expected, as its girth is 5

sage: g.girth()
5

We can check the certificate returned is indeed a 5-cycle:

sage: cycle = g.is_odd_hole_free(certificate = True)
sage: cycle.is_isomorphic(graphs.CycleGraph(5))
True

As any chordal graph is hole-free, no interval graph has an odd hole:

sage: g = graphs.RandomIntervalGraph(20)
sage: g.is_odd_hole_free()
True

REFERENCES:

[CRST06]M. Chudnovsky, G. Cornuejols, X. Liu, P. Seymour, K. Vuskovic Recognizing berge graphs Combinatorica vol 25, n 2, pages 143–186 2005
is_overfull()

Tests whether the current graph is overfull.

A graph \(G\) on \(n\) vertices and \(m\) edges is said to be overfull if:

  • \(n\) is odd
  • It satisfies \(2m > (n-1)\Delta(G)\), where \(\Delta(G)\) denotes the maximum degree among all vertices in \(G\).

An overfull graph must have a chromatic index of \(\Delta(G)+1\).

EXAMPLES:

A complete graph of order \(n > 1\) is overfull if and only if \(n\) is odd:

sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(6).is_overfull()
False
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(7).is_overfull()
True
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(1).is_overfull()
False

The claw graph is not overfull:

sage: from sage.graphs.graph_coloring import edge_coloring
sage: g = graphs.ClawGraph()
sage: g
Claw graph: Graph on 4 vertices
sage: edge_coloring(g, value_only=True)
3
sage: g.is_overfull()
False

The Holt graph is an example of a overfull graph:

sage: G = graphs.HoltGraph()
sage: G.is_overfull()
True

Checking that all complete graphs \(K_n\) for even \(0 \leq n \leq 100\) are not overfull:

sage: def check_overfull_Kn_even(n):
....:     i = 0
....:     while i <= n:
....:         if graphs.CompleteGraph(i).is_overfull():
....:             print("A complete graph of even order cannot be overfull.")
....:             return
....:         i += 2
....:     print("Complete graphs of even order up to %s are not overfull." % n)
...
sage: check_overfull_Kn_even(100)  # long time
Complete graphs of even order up to 100 are not overfull.

The null graph, i.e. the graph with no vertices, is not overfull:

sage: Graph().is_overfull()
False
sage: graphs.CompleteGraph(0).is_overfull()
False

Checking that all complete graphs \(K_n\) for odd \(1 < n \leq 100\) are overfull:

sage: def check_overfull_Kn_odd(n):
....:     i = 3
....:     while i <= n:
....:         if not graphs.CompleteGraph(i).is_overfull():
....:             print("A complete graph of odd order > 1 must be overfull.")
....:             return
....:         i += 2
....:     print("Complete graphs of odd order > 1 up to %s are overfull." % n)
...
sage: check_overfull_Kn_odd(100)  # long time
Complete graphs of odd order > 1 up to 100 are overfull.

The Petersen Graph, though, is not overfull while its chromatic index is \(\Delta+1\):

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_overfull()
False
sage: from sage.graphs.graph_coloring import edge_coloring
sage: max(g.degree()) + 1 ==  edge_coloring(g, value_only=True)
True
is_partial_cube(G, certificate=False)

Test whether the given graph is a partial cube.

A partial cube is a graph that can be isometrically embedded into a hypercube, i.e., its vertices can be labelled with (0,1)-vectors of some fixed length such that the distance between any two vertices in the graph equals the Hamming distance of their labels.

Originally written by D. Eppstein for the PADS library (http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/PADS/), see also [Eppstein2008]. The algorithm runs in \(O(n^2)\) time, where \(n\) is the number of vertices. See the documentation of partial_cube for an overview of the algorithm.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean; False) – The function returns True or False according to the graph, when certificate = False. When certificate = True and the graph is a partial cube, the function returns (True, mapping), where mapping is an isometric mapping of the vertices of the graph to the vertices of a hypercube ((0, 1)-strings of a fixed length). When certificate = True and the graph is not a partial cube, (False, None) is returned.

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen graph is not a partial cube:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_partial_cube()
False

All prisms are partial cubes:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(10).cartesian_product(graphs.CompleteGraph(2))
sage: g.is_partial_cube()
True
is_perfect(certificate=False)

Tests whether the graph is perfect.

A graph \(G\) is said to be perfect if \(\chi(H)=\omega(H)\) hold for any induced subgraph \(H\subseteq_i G\) (and so for \(G\) itself, too), where \(\chi(H)\) represents the chromatic number of \(H\), and \(\omega(H)\) its clique number. The Strong Perfect Graph Theorem [SPGT] gives another characterization of perfect graphs:

A graph is perfect if and only if it contains no odd hole (cycle on an odd number \(k\) of vertices, \(k>3\)) nor any odd antihole (complement of a hole) as an induced subgraph.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – whether to return a certificate (default : False)

OUTPUT:

When certificate = False, this function returns a boolean value. When certificate = True, it returns a subgraph of self isomorphic to an odd hole or an odd antihole if any, and None otherwise.

EXAMPLES:

A Bipartite Graph is always perfect

sage: g = graphs.RandomBipartite(8,4,.5)
sage: g.is_perfect()
True

So is the line graph of a bipartite graph:

sage: g = graphs.RandomBipartite(4,3,0.7)
sage: g.line_graph().is_perfect() # long time
True

As well as the Cartesian product of two complete graphs:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(3).cartesian_product(graphs.CompleteGraph(3))
sage: g.is_perfect()
True

Interval Graphs, which are chordal graphs, too

sage: g =  graphs.RandomIntervalGraph(7)
sage: g.is_perfect()
True

The PetersenGraph, which is triangle-free and has chromatic number 3 is obviously not perfect:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_perfect()
False

We can obtain an induced 5-cycle as a certificate:

sage: g.is_perfect(certificate = True)
Subgraph of (Petersen graph): Graph on 5 vertices

REFERENCES:

[SPGT]M. Chudnovsky, N. Robertson, P. Seymour, R. Thomas. The strong perfect graph theorem Annals of Mathematics vol 164, number 1, pages 51–230 2006
is_prime()

Tests whether the current graph is prime.

A graph is prime if all its modules are trivial (i.e. empty, all of the graph or singletons) – see modular_decomposition().

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph and the Bull Graph are both prime:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().is_prime()
True
sage: graphs.BullGraph().is_prime()
True

Though quite obviously, the disjoint union of them is not:

sage: (graphs.PetersenGraph() + graphs.BullGraph()).is_prime()
False
is_semi_symmetric()

Returns true if self is semi-symmetric.

A graph is semi-symmetric if it is regular, edge-transitve but not vertex-transitive.

See the wikipedia article on semi-symmetric graphs for more information.

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen graph is not semi-symmetric:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.is_semi_symmetric()
False

The Gray graph is the smallest possible cubic semi-symmetric graph:

sage: G = graphs.GrayGraph()
sage: G.is_semi_symmetric()
True

Another well known semi-symmetric graph is the Ljubljana graph:

sage: L = graphs.LjubljanaGraph()
sage: L.is_semi_symmetric()
True
is_split()

Returns True if the graph is a Split graph, False otherwise.

A Graph \(G\) is said to be a split graph if its vertices \(V(G)\) can be partitioned into two sets \(K\) and \(I\) such that the vertices of \(K\) induce a complete graph, and those of \(I\) are an independent set.

There is a simple test to check whether a graph is a split graph (see, for instance, the book “Graph Classes, a survey” [GraphClasses] page 203) :

Given the degree sequence \(d_1 \geq ... \geq d_n\) of \(G\), a graph is a split graph if and only if :

\[\sum_{i=1}^\omega d_i = \omega (\omega - 1) + \sum_{i=\omega + 1}^nd_i\]

where \(\omega = max \{i:d_i\geq i-1\}\).

EXAMPLES:

Split graphs are, in particular, chordal graphs. Hence, The Petersen graph can not be split:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().is_split()
False

We can easily build some “random” split graph by creating a complete graph, and adding vertices only connected to some random vertices of the clique:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(10)
sage: sets = Subsets(Set(range(10)))
sage: for i in range(10, 25):
....:    g.add_edges([(i,k) for k in sets.random_element()])
sage: g.is_split()
True

Another caracterisation of split graph states that a graph is a split graph if and only if does not contain the 4-cycle, 5-cycle or 2K_2 as an induced subgraph. Hence for the above graph we have:

sage: sum([g.subgraph_search_count(H,induced=True) for H in [graphs.CycleGraph(4),graphs.CycleGraph(5), 2*graphs.CompleteGraph(2)]])
0

REFERENCES:

[GraphClasses]A. Brandstadt, VB Le and JP Spinrad Graph classes: a survey SIAM Monographs on Discrete Mathematics and Applications}, 1999
is_strongly_regular(g, parameters=False)

Tests whether self is strongly regular.

A simple graph \(G\) is said to be strongly regular with parameters \((n, k, \lambda, \mu)\) if and only if:

  • \(G\) has \(n\) vertices.
  • \(G\) is \(k\)-regular.
  • Any two adjacent vertices of \(G\) have \(\lambda\) common neighbors.
  • Any two non-adjacent vertices of \(G\) have \(\mu\) common neighbors.

By convention, the complete graphs, the graphs with no edges and the empty graph are not strongly regular.

See Wikipedia article Strongly regular graph

INPUT:

  • parameters (boolean) – whether to return the quadruple \((n, k,\lambda,\mu)\). If parameters = False (default), this method only returns True and False answers. If parameters=True, the True answers are replaced by quadruples \((n, k,\lambda,\mu)\). See definition above.

EXAMPLES:

Petersen’s graph is strongly regular:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
True
sage: g.is_strongly_regular(parameters = True)
(10, 3, 0, 1)

And Clebsch’s graph is too:

sage: g = graphs.ClebschGraph()
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
True
sage: g.is_strongly_regular(parameters = True)
(16, 5, 0, 2)

But Chvatal’s graph is not:

sage: g = graphs.ChvatalGraph()
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
False

Complete graphs are not strongly regular. (trac ticket #14297)

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
False

Completements of complete graphs are not strongly regular:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(5).complement()
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
False

The empty graph is not strongly regular:

sage: g = graphs.EmptyGraph()
sage: g.is_strongly_regular()
False

If the input graph has loops or multiedges an exception is raised:

sage: Graph([(1,1),(2,2)]).is_strongly_regular()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: This method is not known to work on graphs with
loops. Perhaps this method can be updated to handle them, but in the
meantime if you want to use it please disallow loops using
allow_loops().
sage: Graph([(1,2),(1,2)]).is_strongly_regular()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: This method is not known to work on graphs with
multiedges. Perhaps this method can be updated to handle them, but in
the meantime if you want to use it please disallow multiedges using
allow_multiple_edges().
is_tree(certificate=False, output='vertex')

Tests if the graph is a tree

The empty graph is defined to be not a tree.

INPUT:

  • certificate (boolean) – whether to return a certificate. The method only returns boolean answers when certificate = False (default). When it is set to True, it either answers (True, None) when the graph is a tree and (False, cycle) when it contains a cycle. It returns (False, None) when the graph is empty or not connected.
  • output ('vertex' (default) or 'edge') – whether the certificate is given as a list of vertices or a list of edges.

When the certificate cycle is given as a list of edges, the edges are given as \((v_i, v_{i+1}, l)\) where \(v_1, v_2, \dots, v_n\) are the vertices of the cycles (in their cyclic order).

EXAMPLES:

sage: all(T.is_tree() for T in graphs.trees(15))
True

With certificates:

sage: g = graphs.RandomTree(30)
sage: g.is_tree(certificate=True)
(True, None)
sage: g.add_edge(10,-1)
sage: g.add_edge(11,-1)
sage: isit, cycle = g.is_tree(certificate=True)
sage: isit
False
sage: -1 in cycle
True

One can also ask for the certificate as a list of edges:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(4)
sage: g.is_tree(certificate=True, output='edge')
(False, [(3, 2, None), (2, 1, None), (1, 0, None), (0, 3, None)])

This is useful for graphs with multiple edges:

sage: G = Graph([(1, 2, 'a'), (1, 2, 'b')], multiedges=True)
sage: G.is_tree(certificate=True)
(False, [1, 2])
sage: G.is_tree(certificate=True, output='edge')
(False, [(1, 2, 'a'), (2, 1, 'b')])
is_triangle_free(algorithm='bitset')

Returns whether self is triangle-free

INPUT:

  • algorithm – (default: 'bitset') specifies the algorithm to use among:
    • 'matrix' – tests if the trace of the adjacency matrix is positive.
    • 'bitset' – encodes adjacencies into bitsets and uses fast bitset operations to test if the input graph contains a triangle. This method is generally faster than standard matrix multiplication.

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph is triangle-free:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.is_triangle_free()
True

or a complete Bipartite Graph:

sage: G = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(5,6)
sage: G.is_triangle_free(algorithm='matrix')
True
sage: G.is_triangle_free(algorithm='bitset')
True

a tripartite graph, though, contains many triangles:

sage: G = (3 * graphs.CompleteGraph(5)).complement()
sage: G.is_triangle_free(algorithm='matrix')
False
sage: G.is_triangle_free(algorithm='bitset')
False
is_weakly_chordal(g, certificate=False)

Tests whether the given graph is weakly chordal, i.e., the graph and its complement have no induced cycle of length at least 5.

INPUT:

  • certificate – Boolean value (default: False) whether to return a certificate. If certificate = False, return True or False according to the graph. If certificate = True, return
    • (False, forbidden_subgraph) when the graph contains a forbidden subgraph H, this graph is returned.
    • (True, []) when the graph is weakly chordal.
      For this case, it is not known how to provide a certificate.

ALGORITHM:

This algorithm checks whether the graph g or its complement contain an induced cycle of length at least 5.

Using is_long_hole_free() and is_long_antihole_free() yields a run time of \(O(m^2)\) (where \(m\) is the number of edges of the graph).

EXAMPLES:

The Petersen Graph is not weakly chordal and contains a hole:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: r,s = g.is_weakly_chordal(certificate = True)
sage: r
False
sage: l = len(s.vertices())
sage: s.is_isomorphic( graphs.CycleGraph(l) )
True
join(other, verbose_relabel=None, labels='pairs', immutable=None)

Returns the join of self and other.

INPUT:

  • verbose_relabel - deprecated.
  • labels - (defaults to ‘pairs’) If set to ‘pairs’, each element v in the first graph will be named (0,v) and each element u in other will be named (1,u) in the result. If set to ‘integers’, the elements of the result will be relabeled with consecutive integers.
  • immutable (boolean) – whether to create a mutable/immutable join. immutable=None (default) means that the graphs and their join will behave the same way.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(3)
sage: H = Graph(2)
sage: J = G.join(H); J
Cycle graph join : Graph on 5 vertices
sage: J.vertices()
[(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (1, 0), (1, 1)]
sage: J = G.join(H, labels='integers'); J
Cycle graph join : Graph on 5 vertices
sage: J.vertices()
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
sage: J.edges()
[(0, 1, None), (0, 2, None), (0, 3, None), (0, 4, None), (1, 2, None), (1, 3, None), (1, 4, None), (2, 3, None), (2, 4, None)]
sage: G = Graph(3)
sage: G.name("Graph on 3 vertices")
sage: H = Graph(2)
sage: H.name("Graph on 2 vertices")
sage: J = G.join(H); J
Graph on 3 vertices join Graph on 2 vertices: Graph on 5 vertices
sage: J.vertices()
[(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (1, 0), (1, 1)]
sage: J = G.join(H, labels='integers'); J
Graph on 3 vertices join Graph on 2 vertices: Graph on 5 vertices
sage: J.edges()
[(0, 3, None), (0, 4, None), (1, 3, None), (1, 4, None), (2, 3, None), (2, 4, None)]
kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial(name='t')

Return the Kirchhoff-Symanzik polynomial of a graph.

This is a polynomial in variables \(t_e\) (each of them representing an edge of the graph \(G\)) defined as a sum over all spanning trees:

\[\Psi_G(t) = \sum_{\substack{T\subseteq V \ ext{a spanning tree}}} \prod_{e \not\in E(T)} t_e\]

This is also called the first Symanzik polynomial or the Kirchhoff polynomial.

INPUT:

  • name: name of the variables (default: 't')

OUTPUT:

  • a polynomial with integer coefficients

ALGORITHM:

This is computed here using a determinant, as explained in Section 3.1 of [Marcolli2009].

As an intermediate step, one computes a cycle basis \(\mathcal C\) of \(G\) and a rectangular \(|\mathcal C| \times |E(G)|\) matrix with entries in \(\{-1,0,1\}\), which describes which edge belong to which cycle of \(\mathcal C\) and their respective orientations.

More precisely, after fixing an arbitrary orientation for each edge \(e\in E(G)\) and each cycle \(C\in\mathcal C\), one gets a sign for every incident pair (edge, cycle) which is \(1\) if the orientation coincide and \(-1\) otherwise.

EXAMPLES:

For the cycle of length 5:

sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: G.kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial()
t0 + t1 + t2 + t3 + t4

One can use another letter for variables:

sage: G.kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial(name='u')
u0 + u1 + u2 + u3 + u4

For the ‘coffee bean’ graph:

sage: G = Graph([(0,1,'a'),(0,1,'b'),(0,1,'c')],multiedges=True)
sage: G.kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial()
t0*t1 + t0*t2 + t1*t2

For the ‘parachute’ graph:

sage: G = Graph([(0,2,'a'),(0,2,'b'),(0,1,'c'),(1,2,'d')], multiedges=True)
sage: G.kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial()
t0*t1 + t0*t2 + t1*t2 + t1*t3 + t2*t3

For the complete graph with 4 vertices:

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
sage: G.kirchhoff_symanzik_polynomial()
t0*t1*t3 + t0*t2*t3 + t1*t2*t3 + t0*t1*t4 + t0*t2*t4 + t1*t2*t4
+ t1*t3*t4 + t2*t3*t4 + t0*t1*t5 + t0*t2*t5 + t1*t2*t5 + t0*t3*t5
+ t2*t3*t5 + t0*t4*t5 + t1*t4*t5 + t3*t4*t5

REFERENCES:

[Marcolli2009]Matilde Marcolli, Feynman Motives, Chapter 3, Feynman integrals and algebraic varieties, http://www.its.caltech.edu/~matilde/LectureN3.pdf
[Brown2011]Francis Brown, Multiple zeta values and periods: From moduli spaces to Feynman integrals, in Contemporary Mathematics vol 539
lovasz_theta(graph)

Return the value of Lovász theta-function of graph

For a graph \(G\) this function is denoted by \(\theta(G)\), and it can be computed in polynomial time. Mathematically, its most important property is the following:

\[\alpha(G)\leq\theta(G)\leq\chi(\overline{G})\]

with \(\alpha(G)\) and \(\chi(\overline{G})\) being, respectively, the maximum size of an independent set set of \(G\) and the chromatic number of the complement \(\overline{G}\) of \(G\).

For more information, see the Wikipedia article Lovász_number.

Note

  • Implemented for undirected graphs only. Use to_undirected to convert a digraph to an undirected graph.
  • This function requires the optional package csdp, which you can install with sage -i csdp.

EXAMPLES:

sage: C=graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: C.lovasz_theta()                             # optional csdp
4.0
sage: graphs.CycleGraph(5).lovasz_theta()          # optional csdp
2.236068
magnitude_function()

Return the magnitude function of the graph as a rational function.

This is defined as the sum of all coefficients in the inverse of the matrix \(Z\) whose coefficient \(Z_{i,j}\) indexed by a pair of vertices \((i,j)\) is \(q^d(i,j)\) where \(d\) is the distance function in the graph.

By convention, if the distance from \(i\) to \(j\) is infinite (for two vertices not path connected) then \(Z_{i,j}=0\).

The value of the magnitude function at \(q=0\) is the cardinality of the graph. The magnitude function of a disjoint union is the sum of the magnitudes functions of the connected components. The magnitude function of a Cartesian product is the product of the magnitudes functions of the factors.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = Graph({1:[], 2:[]})
sage: g.magnitude_function()
2

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(4)
sage: g.magnitude_function()
4/(q^2 + 2*q + 1)

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: m = g.magnitude_function(); m
5/(2*q^2 + 2*q + 1)

One can expand the magnitude as a power series in \(q\) as follows:

sage: q = QQ[['q']].gen()
sage: m(q)
5 - 10*q + 10*q^2 - 20*q^4 + 40*q^5 - 40*q^6 + ...

One can also use the substitution \(q = exp(-t)\) to obtain the magnitude function as a function of \(t\):

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(6)
sage: m = g.magnitude_function()
sage: t = var('t')
sage: m(exp(-t))
6/(2*e^(-t) + 2*e^(-2*t) + e^(-3*t) + 1)

REFERENCES:

[Lein]Tom Leinster, The magnitude of metric spaces. Doc. Math. 18 (2013), 857-905.
matching(value_only=False, algorithm='Edmonds', use_edge_labels=False, solver=None, verbose=0)

Return a maximum weighted matching of the graph represented by the list of its edges.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on matchings.

Given a graph \(G\) such that each edge \(e\) has a weight \(w_e\), a maximum matching is a subset \(S\) of the edges of \(G\) of maximum weight such that no two edges of \(S\) are incident with each other.

As an optimization problem, it can be expressed as:

\[\begin{split}\mbox{Maximize : }&\sum_{e\in G.edges()} w_e b_e\\ \mbox{Such that : }&\forall v \in G, \sum_{(u,v)\in G.edges()} b_{(u,v)}\leq 1\\ &\forall x\in G, b_x\mbox{ is a binary variable}\end{split}\]

INPUT:

  • value_only – boolean (default: False); when set to True, only the cardinal (or the weight) of the matching is returned
  • algorithm – string (default: "Edmonds")
    • "Edmonds" selects Edmonds’ algorithm as implemented in NetworkX
    • "LP" uses a Linear Program formulation of the matching problem
  • use_edge_labels – boolean (default: False)
    • when set to True, computes a weighted matching where each edge is weighted by its label (if an edge has no label, \(1\) is assumed)
    • when set to False, each edge has weight \(1\)
  • solver – (default: None) specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used; if set to None, the default one is used
  • verbose – integer (default: 0); sets the level of verbosity: set to 0 by default, which means quiet (only useful when algorithm == "LP")

For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.

ALGORITHM:

The problem is solved using Edmond’s algorithm implemented in NetworkX, or using Linear Programming depending on the value of algorithm.

EXAMPLES:

Maximum matching in a Pappus Graph:

sage: g = graphs.PappusGraph()
sage: g.matching(value_only=True)
9

Same test with the Linear Program formulation:

sage: g = graphs.PappusGraph()
sage: g.matching(algorithm="LP", value_only=True)
9
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matching_polynomial(G, complement=True, name=None)

Computes the matching polynomial of the graph \(G\).

If \(p(G, k)\) denotes the number of \(k\)-matchings (matchings with \(k\) edges) in \(G\), then the matching polynomial is defined as [Godsil93]:

\[\mu(x)=\sum_{k \geq 0} (-1)^k p(G,k) x^{n-2k}\]

INPUT:

  • complement - (default: True) whether to use Godsil’s duality theorem to compute the matching polynomial from that of the graphs complement (see ALGORITHM).
  • name - optional string for the variable name in the polynomial

Note

The complement option uses matching polynomials of complete graphs, which are cached. So if you are crazy enough to try computing the matching polynomial on a graph with millions of vertices, you might not want to use this option, since it will end up caching millions of polynomials of degree in the millions.

ALGORITHM:

The algorithm used is a recursive one, based on the following observation [Godsil93]:

  • If \(e\) is an edge of \(G\), \(G'\) is the result of deleting the edge \(e\), and \(G''\) is the result of deleting each vertex in \(e\), then the matching polynomial of \(G\) is equal to that of \(G'\) minus that of \(G''\).

    (the algorithm actually computes the signless matching polynomial, for which the recursion is the same when one replaces the substraction by an addition. It is then converted into the matching polynomial and returned)

Depending on the value of complement, Godsil’s duality theorem [Godsil93] can also be used to compute \(\mu(x)\) :

\[\mu(\overline{G}, x) = \sum_{k \geq 0} p(G,k) \mu( K_{n-2k}, x)\]

Where \(\overline{G}\) is the complement of \(G\), and \(K_n\) the complete graph on \(n\) vertices.

EXAMPLES:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.matching_polynomial()
x^10 - 15*x^8 + 75*x^6 - 145*x^4 + 90*x^2 - 6
sage: g.matching_polynomial(complement=False)
x^10 - 15*x^8 + 75*x^6 - 145*x^4 + 90*x^2 - 6
sage: g.matching_polynomial(name='tom')
tom^10 - 15*tom^8 + 75*tom^6 - 145*tom^4 + 90*tom^2 - 6
sage: g = Graph()
sage: L = [graphs.RandomGNP(8, .3) for i in range(1, 6)]
sage: prod([h.matching_polynomial() for h in L]) == sum(L, g).matching_polynomial()  # long time (up to 10s on sage.math, 2011)
True
sage: for i in range(1, 12):  # long time (10s on sage.math, 2011)
....:     for t in graphs.trees(i):
....:         if t.matching_polynomial() != t.characteristic_polynomial():
....:             raise RuntimeError('bug for a tree A of size {0}'.format(i))
....:         c = t.complement()
....:         if c.matching_polynomial(complement=False) != c.matching_polynomial():
....:             raise RuntimeError('bug for a tree B of size {0}'.format(i))
sage: from sage.graphs.matchpoly import matching_polynomial
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(0))
1
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(1))
x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(2))
x^2 - 1
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(3))
x^3 - 3*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(4))
x^4 - 6*x^2 + 3
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(5))
x^5 - 10*x^3 + 15*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(6))
x^6 - 15*x^4 + 45*x^2 - 15
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(7))
x^7 - 21*x^5 + 105*x^3 - 105*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(8))
x^8 - 28*x^6 + 210*x^4 - 420*x^2 + 105
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(9))
x^9 - 36*x^7 + 378*x^5 - 1260*x^3 + 945*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(10))
x^10 - 45*x^8 + 630*x^6 - 3150*x^4 + 4725*x^2 - 945
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(11))
x^11 - 55*x^9 + 990*x^7 - 6930*x^5 + 17325*x^3 - 10395*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(12))
x^12 - 66*x^10 + 1485*x^8 - 13860*x^6 + 51975*x^4 - 62370*x^2 + 10395
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(13))
x^13 - 78*x^11 + 2145*x^9 - 25740*x^7 + 135135*x^5 - 270270*x^3 + 135135*x
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2], 1:[2]})
sage: matching_polynomial(G)
x^3 - 3*x
sage: G = Graph({0:[1,2]})
sage: matching_polynomial(G)
x^3 - 2*x
sage: G = Graph({0:[1], 2:[]})
sage: matching_polynomial(G)
x^3 - x
sage: G = Graph({0:[], 1:[], 2:[]})
sage: matching_polynomial(G)
x^3
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(0), complement=False)
1
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(1), complement=False)
x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(2), complement=False)
x^2 - 1
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(3), complement=False)
x^3 - 3*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(4), complement=False)
x^4 - 6*x^2 + 3
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(5), complement=False)
x^5 - 10*x^3 + 15*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(6), complement=False)
x^6 - 15*x^4 + 45*x^2 - 15
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(7), complement=False)
x^7 - 21*x^5 + 105*x^3 - 105*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(8), complement=False)
x^8 - 28*x^6 + 210*x^4 - 420*x^2 + 105
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(9), complement=False)
x^9 - 36*x^7 + 378*x^5 - 1260*x^3 + 945*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(10), complement=False)
x^10 - 45*x^8 + 630*x^6 - 3150*x^4 + 4725*x^2 - 945
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(11), complement=False)
x^11 - 55*x^9 + 990*x^7 - 6930*x^5 + 17325*x^3 - 10395*x
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(12), complement=False)
x^12 - 66*x^10 + 1485*x^8 - 13860*x^6 + 51975*x^4 - 62370*x^2 + 10395
sage: matching_polynomial(graphs.CompleteGraph(13), complement=False)
x^13 - 78*x^11 + 2145*x^9 - 25740*x^7 + 135135*x^5 - 270270*x^3 + 135135*x
maximum_average_degree(value_only=True, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns the Maximum Average Degree (MAD) of the current graph.

The Maximum Average Degree (MAD) of a graph is defined as the average degree of its densest subgraph. More formally, Mad(G) = \max_{H\subseteq G} Ad(H), where \(Ad(G)\) denotes the average degree of \(G\).

This can be computed in polynomial time.

INPUT:

  • value_only (boolean) – True by default
    • If value_only=True, only the numerical value of the \(MAD\) is returned.
    • Else, the subgraph of \(G\) realizing the \(MAD\) is returned.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

EXAMPLES:

In any graph, the \(Mad\) is always larger than the average degree:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(20,.3)
sage: mad_g = g.maximum_average_degree()
sage: g.average_degree() <= mad_g
True

Unlike the average degree, the \(Mad\) of the disjoint union of two graphs is the maximum of the \(Mad\) of each graphs:

sage: h = graphs.RandomGNP(20,.3)
sage: mad_h = h.maximum_average_degree()
sage: (g+h).maximum_average_degree() == max(mad_g, mad_h)
True

The subgraph of a regular graph realizing the maximum average degree is always the whole graph

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: mad_g = g.maximum_average_degree(value_only=False)
sage: g.is_isomorphic(mad_g)
True

This also works for complete bipartite graphs

sage: g = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,4)
sage: mad_g = g.maximum_average_degree(value_only=False)
sage: g.is_isomorphic(mad_g)
True
minimum_outdegree_orientation(use_edge_labels=False, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns an orientation of self with the smallest possible maximum outdegree.

Given a Graph \(G\), it is polynomial to compute an orientation \(D\) of the edges of \(G\) such that the maximum out-degree in \(D\) is minimized. This problem, though, is NP-complete in the weighted case [AMOZ06].

INPUT:

  • use_edge_labels – boolean (default: False)
    • When set to True, uses edge labels as weights to compute the orientation and assumes a weight of \(1\) when there is no value available for a given edge.
    • When set to False (default), gives a weight of 1 to all the edges.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

EXAMPLES:

Given a complete bipartite graph \(K_{n,m}\), the maximum out-degree of an optimal orientation is \(\left\lceil \frac {nm} {n+m}\right\rceil\):

sage: g = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,4)
sage: o = g.minimum_outdegree_orientation()
sage: max(o.out_degree()) == ceil((4*3)/(3+4))
True

REFERENCES:

[AMOZ06]Asahiro, Y. and Miyano, E. and Ono, H. and Zenmyo, K. Graph orientation algorithms to minimize the maximum outdegree Proceedings of the 12th Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium Volume 51, page 20 Australian Computer Society, Inc. 2006
minor(H, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns the vertices of a minor isomorphic to \(H\) in the current graph.

We say that a graph \(G\) has a \(H\)-minor (or that it has a graph isomorphic to \(H\) as a minor), if for all \(h\in H\), there exist disjoint sets \(S_h \subseteq V(G)\) such that once the vertices of each \(S_h\) have been merged to create a new graph \(G'\), this new graph contains \(H\) as a subgraph.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on graph minor.

INPUT:

  • H – The minor to find for in the current graph.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

OUTPUT:

A dictionary associating to each vertex of \(H\) the set of vertices in the current graph representing it.

ALGORITHM:

Mixed Integer Linear Programming

COMPLEXITY:

Theoretically, when \(H\) is fixed, testing for the existence of a \(H\)-minor is polynomial. The known algorithms are highly exponential in \(H\), though.

Note

This function can be expected to be very slow, especially where the minor does not exist.

EXAMPLES:

Trying to find a minor isomorphic to \(K_4\) in the \(4\times 4\) grid:

sage: g = graphs.GridGraph([4,4])
sage: h = graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
sage: L = g.minor(h)
sage: gg = g.subgraph(flatten(L.values(), max_level = 1))
sage: _ = [gg.merge_vertices(l) for l in L.values() if len(l)>1]
sage: gg.is_isomorphic(h)
True

We can also try to prove this way that the Petersen graph is not planar, as it has a \(K_5\) minor:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: K5_minor = g.minor(graphs.CompleteGraph(5))                    # long time

And even a \(K_{3,3}\) minor:

sage: K33_minor = g.minor(graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3))        # long time

(It is much faster to use the linear-time test of planarity in this situation, though.)

As there is no cycle in a tree, looking for a \(K_3\) minor is useless. This function will raise an exception in this case:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(20,.5)
sage: g = g.subgraph(edges = g.min_spanning_tree())
sage: g.is_tree()
True
sage: L = g.minor(graphs.CompleteGraph(3))
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: This graph has no minor isomorphic to H !
modular_decomposition()

Returns the modular decomposition of the current graph.

Crash course on modular decomposition:

A module \(M\) of a graph \(G\) is a proper subset of its vertices such that for all \(u \in V(G)-M, v,w\in M\) the relation \(u \sim v \Leftrightarrow u \sim w\) holds, where \(\sim\) denotes the adjacency relation in \(G\). Equivalently, \(M \subset V(G)\) is a module if all its vertices have the same adjacency relations with each vertex outside of the module (vertex by vertex).

Hence, for a set like a module, it is very easy to encode the information of the adjacencies between the vertices inside and outside the module – we can actually add a new vertex \(v_M\) to our graph representing our module \(M\), and let \(v_M\) be adjacent to \(u\in V(G)-M\) if and only if some \(v\in M\) (and hence all the vertices contained in the module) is adjacent to \(u\). We can now independently (and recursively) study the structure of our module \(M\) and the new graph \(G-M+\{v_M\}\), without any loss of information.

Here are two very simple modules :

  • A connected component \(C\) (or the union of some –but not all– of them) of a disconnected graph \(G\), for instance, is a module, as no vertex of \(C\) has a neighbor outside of it.
  • An anticomponent \(C\) (or the union of some –but not all– of them) of an non-anticonnected graph \(G\), for the same reason (it is just the complement of the previous graph !).

These modules being of special interest, the disjoint union of graphs is called a Parallel composition, and the complement of a disjoint union is called a Parallel composition. A graph whose only modules are singletons is called Prime.

For more information on modular decomposition, in particular for an explanation of the terms “Parallel,” “Prime” and “Serie,” see the Wikipedia article on modular decomposition.

You may also be interested in the survey from Michel Habib and Christophe Paul entitled “A survey on Algorithmic aspects of modular decomposition” [HabPau10].

OUTPUT:

A pair of two values (recursively encoding the decomposition) :

  • The type of the current module :
    • "PARALLEL"
    • "PRIME"
    • "SERIES"
  • The list of submodules (as list of pairs (type, list), recursively…) or the vertex’s name if the module is a singleton.

EXAMPLES:

The Bull Graph is prime:

sage: graphs.BullGraph().modular_decomposition()
(PRIME, [1, 2, 0, 3, 4])

The Petersen Graph too:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().modular_decomposition()
(PRIME, [1, 4, 5, 0, 3, 7, 2, 8, 9, 6])

This a clique on 5 vertices with 2 pendant edges, though, has a more interesting decomposition

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: g.add_edge(0,5)
sage: g.add_edge(0,6)
sage: g.modular_decomposition()
(SERIES, [(PARALLEL, [(SERIES, [4, 3, 2, 1]), 5, 6]), 0])

ALGORITHM:

This function uses python implementation of algorithm published by Marc Tedder, Derek Corneil, Michel Habib and Christophe Paul [TedCorHabPaul08]

See also

REFERENCE:

[HabPau10]Michel Habib and Christophe Paul A survey of the algorithmic aspects of modular decomposition Computer Science Review vol 4, number 1, pages 41–59, 2010 http://www.lirmm.fr/~paul/md-survey.pdf
[TedCorHabPaul08]Marc Tedder, Derek Corneil, Michel Habib and Christophe Paul https://arxiv.org/pdf/0710.3901.pdf
odd_girth()

Returns the odd girth of self.

The odd girth of a graph is defined as the smallest cycle of odd length.

OUTPUT:

The odd girth of self.

EXAMPLES:

The McGee graph has girth 7 and therefore its odd girth is 7 as well.

sage: G = graphs.McGeeGraph()
sage: G.odd_girth()
7

Any complete graph on more than 2 vertices contains a triangle and has thus odd girth 3.

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(10)
sage: G.odd_girth()
3

Every bipartite graph has no odd cycles and consequently odd girth of infinity.

sage: G = graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(100,100)
sage: G.odd_girth()
+Infinity

See also

  • girth() – computes the girth of a graph.

REFERENCES:

The property relating the odd girth to the coefficients of the characteristic polynomial is an old result from algebraic graph theory see

[Har62]Harary, F (1962). The determinant of the adjacency matrix of a graph, SIAM Review 4, 202-210
[Biggs93]Biggs, N. L. Algebraic Graph Theory, 2nd ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, pp. 45, 1993.
orientations(implementation='c_graph', data_structure=None, sparse=None)

Return an iterator over orientations of self.

An orientation of an undirected graph is a directed graph such that every edge is assigned a direction. Hence there are \(2^s\) oriented digraphs for a simple graph with \(s\) edges.

INPUT:

  • data_structure – one of "sparse", "static_sparse", or "dense"; see the documentation of Graph or DiGraph; default is the data structure of self
  • sparse – (optional) boolean; sparse=True is an alias for data_structure="sparse", and sparse=False is an alias for data_structure="dense"

Warning

This always considers multiple edges of graphs as distinguishable, and hence, may have repeated digraphs.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = Graph([[1,2,3], [(1, 2, 'a'), (1, 3, 'b')]], format='vertices_and_edges')
sage: it = G.orientations()
sage: D = next(it)
sage: D.edges()
[(1, 2, 'a'), (1, 3, 'b')]
sage: D = next(it)
sage: D.edges()
[(1, 2, 'a'), (3, 1, 'b')]
pathwidth(k=None, certificate=False, algorithm='BAB', verbose=False, max_prefix_length=20, max_prefix_number=1000000)

Computes the pathwidth of self (and provides a decomposition)

INPUT:

  • k (integer) – the width to be considered. When k is an integer, the method checks that the graph has pathwidth \(\leq k\). If k is None (default), the method computes the optimal pathwidth.
  • certificate – whether to return the path-decomposition itself.
  • algorithm – (default: "BAB") Specify the algorithm to use among
    • "BAB" – Use a branch-and-bound algorithm. This algorithm has no size restriction but could take a very long time on large graphs. It can also be used to test is the input graph has pathwidth \(\leq k\), in which cas it will return the first found solution with width \(\leq k\) is certificate==True.
    • exponential – Use an exponential time and space algorithm. This algorithm only works of graphs on less than 32 vertices.
    • MILP – Use a mixed integer linear programming formulation. This algorithm has no size restriction but could take a very long time.
  • verbose (boolean) – whether to display information on the computations.
  • max_prefix_length – (default: 20) limits the length of the stored prefixes to prevent storing too many prefixes. This parameter is used only when algorithm=="BAB".
  • max_prefix_number – (default: 10**6) upper bound on the number of stored prefixes used to prevent using too much memory. This parameter is used only when algorithm=="BAB".

OUTPUT:

Return the pathwidth of self. When k is specified, it returns False when no path-decomposition of width \(\leq k\) exists or True otherwise. When certificate=True, the path-decomposition is also returned.

See also

EXAMPLES:

The pathwidth of a cycle is equal to 2:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(6)
sage: g.pathwidth()
2
sage: pw, decomp = g.pathwidth(certificate=True)
sage: decomp.vertices()
[{1, 2, 5}, {2, 3, 4}, {0, 1, 5}, {2, 4, 5}]

The pathwidth of a Petersen graph is 5:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.pathwidth()
5
sage: g.pathwidth(k=2)
False
sage: g.pathwidth(k=6)
True
sage: g.pathwidth(k=6, certificate=True)
(True, Graph on 5 vertices)
perfect_matchings(labels=False)

Return an iterator over all perfect matchings of the graph.

ALGORITHM:

Choose a vertex \(v\), then recurse through all edges incident to \(v\), removing one edge at a time whenever an edge is added to a matching.

INPUT:

  • labels – boolean (default: False); when True, the edges in each perfect matching are triples (containing the label as the third element), otherwise the edges are pairs

See also

matching()

EXAMPLES:

sage: G=graphs.GridGraph([2,3])
sage: list(G.perfect_matchings())
[[((0, 0), (0, 1)), ((0, 2), (1, 2)), ((1, 0), (1, 1))],
 [((0, 1), (0, 2)), ((1, 1), (1, 2)), ((0, 0), (1, 0))],
 [((0, 1), (1, 1)), ((0, 2), (1, 2)), ((0, 0), (1, 0))]]

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(4)
sage: list(G.perfect_matchings(labels=True))
[[(0, 1, None), (2, 3, None)],
 [(0, 2, None), (1, 3, None)],
 [(0, 3, None), (1, 2, None)]]

sage: G = Graph([[1,-1,'a'], [2,-2, 'b'], [1,-2,'x'], [2,-1,'y']])
sage: list(G.perfect_matchings(labels=True))
[[(-2, 1, 'x'), (-1, 2, 'y')], [(-2, 2, 'b'), (-1, 1, 'a')]]

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(8)
sage: mpc = G.matching_polynomial().coefficients(sparse=False)[0]
sage: len(list(G.perfect_matchings())) == mpc
True

sage: G = graphs.PetersenGraph().copy(immutable=True)
sage: list(G.perfect_matchings())
[[(0, 1), (2, 3), (4, 9), (5, 7), (6, 8)],
 [(0, 1), (2, 7), (3, 4), (5, 8), (6, 9)],
 [(0, 4), (1, 2), (3, 8), (5, 7), (6, 9)],
 [(0, 4), (1, 6), (2, 3), (5, 8), (7, 9)],
 [(0, 5), (1, 2), (3, 4), (6, 8), (7, 9)],
 [(0, 5), (1, 6), (2, 7), (3, 8), (4, 9)]]

sage: list(Graph().perfect_matchings())
[[]]

sage: G = graphs.CompleteGraph(5)
sage: list(G.perfect_matchings())
[]
random_spanning_tree(output_as_graph=False)

Return a random spanning tree of the graph.

This uses the Aldous-Broder algorithm ([Broder89], [Aldous90]) to generate a random spanning tree with the uniform distribution, as follows.

Start from any vertex. Perform a random walk by choosing at every step one neighbor uniformly at random. Every time a new vertex \(j\) is met, add the edge \((i, j)\) to the spanning tree, where \(i\) is the previous vertex in the random walk.

INPUT:

  • output_as_graph – boolean (default: False) whether to return a list of edges or a graph.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.TietzeGraph()
sage: G.random_spanning_tree(output_as_graph=True)
Graph on 12 vertices
sage: rg = G.random_spanning_tree(); rg # random
[(0, 9),
(9, 11),
(0, 8),
(8, 7),
(7, 6),
(7, 2),
(2, 1),
(1, 5),
(9, 10),
(5, 4),
(2, 3)]
sage: Graph(rg).is_tree()
True

A visual example for the grid graph:

sage: G = graphs.Grid2dGraph(6, 6)
sage: pos = G.get_pos()
sage: T = G.random_spanning_tree(True)
sage: T.set_pos(pos)
sage: T.show(vertex_labels=False)
rank_decomposition(G, verbose=False)

Computes an optimal rank-decomposition of the given graph.

This function is available as a method of the Graph class. See rank_decomposition.

INPUT:

  • verbose (boolean) – whether to display progress information while computing the decomposition.

OUTPUT:

A pair (rankwidth, decomposition_tree), where rankwidth is a numerical value and decomposition_tree is a ternary tree describing the decomposition (cf. the module’s documentation).

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.graphs.graph_decompositions.rankwidth import rank_decomposition
sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: rank_decomposition(g)
(3, Graph on 19 vertices)

On more than 32 vertices:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(40, .5)
sage: rank_decomposition(g)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
RuntimeError: the rank decomposition cannot be computed on graphs of >= 32 vertices

The empty graph:

sage: g = Graph()
sage: rank_decomposition(g)
(0, Graph on 0 vertices)
seidel_adjacency_matrix(vertices=None)

Returns the Seidel adjacency matrix of self.

Returns \(J-I-2A\), for \(A\) the (ordinary) adjacency matrix of self, \(I\) the identity matrix, and \(J\) the all-1 matrix. It is closely related to twograph().

The matrix returned is over the integers. If a different ring is desired, use either sage.matrix.matrix0.Matrix.change_ring() method or matrix function.

INPUT:

  • vertices (list) – the ordering of the vertices defining how they should appear in the matrix. By default, the ordering given by vertices() is used.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: G = G.disjoint_union(graphs.CompleteGraph(1))
sage: G.seidel_adjacency_matrix().minpoly()
x^2 - 5
seidel_switching(s, inplace=True)

Returns the Seidel switching of self w.r.t. subset of vertices s.

Returns the graph obtained by Seidel switching of self with respect to the subset of vertices s. This is the graph given by Seidel adjacency matrix \(DSD\), for \(S\) the Seidel adjacency matrix of self, and \(D\) the diagonal matrix with -1s at positions corresponding to s, and 1s elsewhere.

INPUT:

  • s – a list of vertices of self
  • inplace (boolean) – whether to do the modification inplace, or to return a copy of the graph after switching.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: G = G.disjoint_union(graphs.CompleteGraph(1))
sage: G.seidel_switching([(0,1),(1,0),(0,0)])
sage: G.seidel_adjacency_matrix().minpoly()
x^2 - 5
sage: G.is_connected()
True
spanning_trees()

Returns a list of all spanning trees.

If the graph is disconnected, returns the empty list.

Uses the Read-Tarjan backtracking algorithm [RT75].

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = Graph([(1,2),(1,2),(1,3),(1,3),(2,3),(1,4)],multiedges=True)
sage: len(G.spanning_trees())
8
sage: G.spanning_trees_count()
8
sage: G = Graph([(1,2),(2,3),(3,1),(3,4),(4,5),(4,5),(4,6)],multiedges=True)
sage: len(G.spanning_trees())
6
sage: G.spanning_trees_count()
6

See also

REFERENCES:

[RT75]Read, R. C. and Tarjan, R. E. Bounds on Backtrack Algorithms for Listing Cycles, Paths, and Spanning Trees Networks, Volume 5 (1975), numer 3, pages 237-252.
sparse6_string()

Returns the sparse6 representation of the graph as an ASCII string. Only valid for undirected graphs on 0 to 262143 vertices, but loops and multiple edges are permitted.

Note

As the sparse6 format only handles graphs whose vertex set is \(\{0,...,n-1\}\), a relabelled copy of your graph will be encoded if necessary.

EXAMPLES:

sage: G = graphs.BullGraph()
sage: G.sparse6_string()
':[email protected]'
sage: G = Graph()
sage: G.sparse6_string()
':?'
sage: G = Graph(loops=True, multiedges=True,data_structure="sparse")
sage: Graph(':?',data_structure="sparse") == G
True
strong_orientation()

Returns a strongly connected orientation of the current graph.

An orientation of an undirected graph is a digraph obtained by giving an unique direction to each of its edges. An orientation is said to be strong if there is a directed path between each pair of vertices. See also the Wikipedia article Strongly_connected_component.

If the graph is 2-edge-connected, a strongly connected orientation can be found in linear time. If the given graph is not 2-connected, the orientation returned will ensure that each 2-connected component has a strongly connected orientation.

OUTPUT:

A digraph representing an orientation of the current graph.

Note

  • This method assumes the graph is connected.
  • This algorithm works in O(m).

EXAMPLES:

For a 2-regular graph, a strong orientation gives to each vertex an out-degree equal to 1:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(5)
sage: g.strong_orientation().out_degree()
[1, 1, 1, 1, 1]

The Petersen Graph is 2-edge connected. It then has a strongly connected orientation:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: o = g.strong_orientation()
sage: len(o.strongly_connected_components())
1

The same goes for the CubeGraph in any dimension

sage: all(len(graphs.CubeGraph(i).strong_orientation().strongly_connected_components()) == 1 for i in range(2,6))
True

A multigraph also has a strong orientation

sage: g = Graph([(1,2),(1,2)],multiedges=True)
sage: g.strong_orientation()
Multi-digraph on 2 vertices
strong_orientations_iterator(G)

Returns an iterator over all strong orientations of a graph \(G\).

A strong orientation of a graph is an orientation of its edges such that the obtained digraph is strongly connected (i.e. there exist a directed path between each pair of vertices).

ALGORITHM:

It is an adaptation of the algorithm published in [CGMRV16]. It runs in \(O(mn)\) amortized time, where \(m\) is the number of edges and \(n\) is the number of vertices. The amortized time can be improved to \(O(m)\) with a more involved method. In this function, first the graph is preprocessed and a spanning tree is generated. Then every orientation of the non-tree edges of the graph can be extended to at least one new strong orientation by orienting properly the edges of the spanning tree (this property is proved in [CGMRV16]). Therefore, this function generates all partial orientations of the non-tree edges and then launches a helper function corresponding to the generation algorithm described in [CGMRV16]. In order to avoid trivial symetries, the orientation of an arbitrary edge is fixed before the start of the enumeration process.

INPUT:

  • G – an undirected graph.

OUTPUT:

  • an iterator which will produce all strong orientations of this graph.

Note

Works only for simple graphs (no multiple edges). In order to avoid symetries an orientation of an arbitrary edge is fixed.

EXAMPLES:

A cycle has one possible (non-symetric) strong orientation:

sage: g = graphs.CycleGraph(4)
sage: it = g.strong_orientations_iterator()
sage: len(list(it))
1

A tree cannot be strongly oriented:

sage: g = graphs.RandomTree(100)
sage: len(list(g.strong_orientations_iterator()))
0

Neither can be a disconnected graph:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(6)
sage: g.add_vertex(7)
sage: len(list(g.strong_orientations_iterator()))
0
to_directed(implementation='c_graph', data_structure=None, sparse=None)

Returns a directed version of the graph. A single edge becomes two edges, one in each direction.

INPUT:

  • data_structure – one of "sparse", "static_sparse", or "dense". See the documentation of Graph or DiGraph.
  • sparse (boolean) – sparse=True is an alias for data_structure="sparse", and sparse=False is an alias for data_structure="dense".

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().to_directed()
Petersen graph: Digraph on 10 vertices
to_partition()

Return the partition of connected components of self.

EXAMPLES:

sage: for x in graphs(3):    print(x.to_partition())
doctest:...: DeprecationWarning: Please use G.connected_components_sizes() instead
See http://trac.sagemath.org/17449 for details.
[1, 1, 1]
[2, 1]
[3]
[3]
to_undirected()

Since the graph is already undirected, simply returns a copy of itself.

EXAMPLES:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().to_undirected()
Petersen graph: Graph on 10 vertices
topological_minor(H, vertices=False, paths=False, solver=None, verbose=0)

Returns a topological \(H\)-minor from self if one exists.

We say that a graph \(G\) has a topological \(H\)-minor (or that it has a graph isomorphic to \(H\) as a topological minor), if \(G\) contains a subdivision of a graph isomorphic to \(H\) (i.e. obtained from \(H\) through arbitrary subdivision of its edges) as a subgraph.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article Minor_(graph_theory).

INPUT:

  • H – The topological minor to find in the current graph.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbose – integer (default: 0). Sets the level of verbosity. Set to 0 by default, which means quiet.

OUTPUT:

The topological \(H\)-minor found is returned as a subgraph \(M\) of self, such that the vertex \(v\) of \(M\) that represents a vertex \(h\in H\) has h as a label (see get_vertex and set_vertex), and such that every edge of \(M\) has as a label the edge of \(H\) it (partially) represents.

If no topological minor is found, this method returns False.

ALGORITHM:

Mixed Integer Linear Programming.

COMPLEXITY:

Theoretically, when \(H\) is fixed, testing for the existence of a topological \(H\)-minor is polynomial. The known algorithms are highly exponential in \(H\), though.

Note

This function can be expected to be very slow, especially where the topological minor does not exist.

(CPLEX seems to be much more efficient than GLPK on this kind of problem)

EXAMPLES:

Petersen’s graph has a topological \(K_4\)-minor:

sage: g = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: g.topological_minor(graphs.CompleteGraph(4))
Subgraph of (Petersen graph): Graph on ...

And a topological \(K_{3,3}\)-minor:

sage: g.topological_minor(graphs.CompleteBipartiteGraph(3,3))
Subgraph of (Petersen graph): Graph on ...

And of course, a tree has no topological \(C_3\)-minor:

sage: g = graphs.RandomGNP(15,.3)
sage: g = g.subgraph(edges = g.min_spanning_tree())
sage: g.topological_minor(graphs.CycleGraph(3))
False
treewidth(k=None, certificate=False, algorithm=None)

Computes the tree-width of \(G\) (and provides a decomposition)

INPUT:

  • k (integer) – the width to be considered. When k is an integer, the method checks that the graph has treewidth \(\leq k\). If k is None (default), the method computes the optimal tree-width.
  • certificate – whether to return the tree-decomposition itself.
  • algorithm – whether to use "sage" or "tdlib" (requires the installation of the ‘tdlib’ package). The default behaviour is to use ‘tdlib’ if it is available, and Sage’s own algorithm when it is not.

OUTPUT:

g.treewidth() returns the treewidth of g. When k is
specified, it returns False when no tree-decomposition of width \(\leq k\) exists or True otherwise. When certificate=True, the tree-decomposition is also returned.

ALGORITHM:

This function virtually explores the graph of all pairs (vertex_cut,cc), where vertex_cut is a vertex cut of the graph of cardinality \(\leq k+1\), and connected_component is a connected component of the graph induced by G-vertex_cut.

We deduce that the pair (vertex_cut,cc) is feasible with tree-width \(k\) if cc is empty, or if a vertex v from vertex_cut can be replaced with a vertex from cc, such that the pair (vertex_cut+v,cc-v) is feasible.

Note

The implementation would be much faster if cc, the argument of the recursive function, was a bitset. It would also be very nice to not copy the graph in order to compute connected components, for this is really a waste of time.

See also

path_decomposition() computes the pathwidth of a graph. See also the vertex_separation module.

EXAMPLES:

The PetersenGraph has treewidth 4:

sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().treewidth()
4
sage: graphs.PetersenGraph().treewidth(certificate=True)
Tree decomposition: Graph on 6 vertices

The treewidth of a 2d grid is its smallest side:

sage: graphs.Grid2dGraph(2,5).treewidth()
2
sage: graphs.Grid2dGraph(3,5).treewidth()
3
tutte_polynomial(G, edge_selector=None, cache=None)

Return the Tutte polynomial of the graph \(G\).

INPUT:

  • edge_selector (optional; method) this argument allows the user to specify his own heuristic for selecting edges used in the deletion contraction recurrence
  • cache – (optional; dict) a dictionary to cache the Tutte polynomials generated in the recursive process. One will be created automatically if not provided.

EXAMPLES:

The Tutte polynomial of any tree of order \(n\) is \(x^{n-1}\):

sage: all(T.tutte_polynomial() == x**9 for T in graphs.trees(10))
True

The Tutte polynomial of the Petersen graph is:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.tutte_polynomial()
x^9 + 6*x^8 + 21*x^7 + 56*x^6 + 12*x^5*y + y^6 + 114*x^5 + 70*x^4*y
+ 30*x^3*y^2 + 15*x^2*y^3 + 10*x*y^4 + 9*y^5 + 170*x^4 + 170*x^3*y
+ 105*x^2*y^2 + 65*x*y^3 + 35*y^4 + 180*x^3 + 240*x^2*y + 171*x*y^2
+ 75*y^3 + 120*x^2 + 168*x*y + 84*y^2 + 36*x + 36*y

The Tutte polynomial of \(G\) evaluated at (1,1) is the number of spanning trees of \(G\):

sage: G = graphs.RandomGNP(10,0.6)
sage: G.tutte_polynomial()(1,1) == G.spanning_trees_count()
True

Given that \(T(x,y)\) is the Tutte polynomial of a graph \(G\) with \(n\) vertices and \(c\) connected components, then \((-1)^{n-c} x^k T(1-x,0)\) is the chromatic polynomial of \(G\).

sage: G = graphs.OctahedralGraph()
sage: T = G.tutte_polynomial()
sage: R = PolynomialRing(ZZ, 'x')
sage: R((-1)^5*x*T(1-x,0)).factor()
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^3 - 9*x^2 + 29*x - 32)
sage: G.chromatic_polynomial().factor()
(x - 2) * (x - 1) * x * (x^3 - 9*x^2 + 29*x - 32)
two_factor_petersen()

Returns a decomposition of the graph into 2-factors.

Petersen’s 2-factor decomposition theorem asserts that any \(2r\)-regular graph \(G\) can be decomposed into 2-factors. Equivalently, it means that the edges of any \(2r\)-regular graphs can be partitionned in \(r\) sets \(C_1,\dots,C_r\) such that for all \(i\), the set \(C_i\) is a disjoint union of cycles ( a 2-regular graph ).

As any graph of maximal degree \(\Delta\) can be completed into a regular graph of degree \(2\lceil\frac\Delta 2\rceil\), this result also means that the edges of any graph of degree \(\Delta\) can be partitionned in \(r=2\lceil\frac\Delta 2\rceil\) sets \(C_1,\dots,C_r\) such that for all \(i\), the set \(C_i\) is a graph of maximal degree \(2\) ( a disjoint union of paths and cycles ).

EXAMPLES:

The Complete Graph on \(7\) vertices is a \(6\)-regular graph, so it can be edge-partitionned into \(2\)-regular graphs:

sage: g = graphs.CompleteGraph(7)
sage: classes = g.two_factor_petersen()
sage: for c in classes:
....:     gg = Graph()
....:     gg.add_edges(c)
....:     print(max(gg.degree())<=2)
True
True
True
sage: Set(set(classes[0]) | set(classes[1]) | set(classes[2])).cardinality() == g.size()
True
sage: g = graphs.CirculantGraph(24, [7, 11])
sage: cl = g.two_factor_petersen()
sage: g.plot(edge_colors={'black':cl[0], 'red':cl[1]})
Graphics object consisting of 73 graphics primitives
twograph()

Returns the two-graph of self

Returns the two-graph with the triples \(T=\{t \in \binom {V}{3} : \left| \binom {t}{2} \cap E \right| \text{odd} \}\) where \(V\) and \(E\) are vertices and edges of self, respectively.

EXAMPLES:

sage: p=graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: p.twograph()
Incidence structure with 10 points and 60 blocks
sage: p=graphs.chang_graphs()
sage: T8 = graphs.CompleteGraph(8).line_graph()
sage: C = T8.seidel_switching([(0,1,None),(2,3,None),(4,5,None),(6,7,None)],inplace=False)
sage: T8.twograph()==C.twograph()
True
sage: T8.is_isomorphic(C)
False

See also

vertex_cover(algorithm='Cliquer', value_only=False, reduction_rules=True, solver=None, verbosity=0)

Returns a minimum vertex cover of self represented by a set of vertices.

A minimum vertex cover of a graph is a set \(S\) of vertices such that each edge is incident to at least one element of \(S\), and such that \(S\) is of minimum cardinality. For more information, see the Wikipedia article on vertex cover.

Equivalently, a vertex cover is defined as the complement of an independent set.

As an optimization problem, it can be expressed as follows:

\[\begin{split}\mbox{Minimize : }&\sum_{v\in G} b_v\\ \mbox{Such that : }&\forall (u,v) \in G.edges(), b_u+b_v\geq 1\\ &\forall x\in G, b_x\mbox{ is a binary variable}\end{split}\]

INPUT:

  • algorithm – string (default: "Cliquer"). Indicating which algorithm to use. It can be one of those two values.
    • "Cliquer" will compute a minimum vertex cover using the Cliquer package.
    • "MILP" will compute a minimum vertex cover through a mixed integer linear program.
    • If algorithm = "mcqd" - Uses the MCQD solver (http://www.sicmm.org/~konc/maxclique/). Note that the MCQD package must be installed.
  • value_only – boolean (default: False). If set to True, only the size of a minimum vertex cover is returned. Otherwise, a minimum vertex cover is returned as a list of vertices.
  • reduction_rules – (default: True) Specify if the reductions rules from kernelization must be applied as pre-processing or not. See [ACFLSS04] for more details. Note that depending on the instance, it might be faster to disable reduction rules.
  • solver – (default: None) Specify a Linear Program (LP) solver to be used. If set to None, the default one is used. For more information on LP solvers and which default solver is used, see the method solve of the class MixedIntegerLinearProgram.
  • verbosity – non-negative integer (default: 0). Set the level of verbosity you want from the linear program solver. Since the problem of computing a vertex cover is \(NP\)-complete, its solving may take some time depending on the graph. A value of 0 means that there will be no message printed by the solver. This option is only useful if algorithm="MILP".

EXAMPLES:

On the Pappus graph:

sage: g = graphs.PappusGraph()
sage: g.vertex_cover(value_only=True)
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REFERENCE:

[ACFLSS04](1, 2) F. N. Abu-Khzam, R. L. Collins, M. R. Fellows, M. A. Langston, W. H. Suters, and C. T. Symons: Kernelization Algorithm for the Vertex Cover Problem: Theory and Experiments. SIAM ALENEX/ANALCO 2004: 62-69.
write_to_eps(filename, **options)

Writes a plot of the graph to filename in eps format.

INPUT:

  • filename – a string
  • **options – same layout options as layout()

EXAMPLES:

sage: P = graphs.PetersenGraph()
sage: P.write_to_eps(tmp_filename(ext='.eps'))

It is relatively simple to include this file in a LaTeX document. \usepackage{graphics} must appear in the preamble, and \includegraphics{filename} will include the file. To compile the document to pdf with pdflatex or xelatex the file needs first to be converted to pdf, for example with ps2pdf filename.eps filename.pdf.